Conflict when several apps use the accelerometers?

Yorick Moko yorickmoko at
Tue Jan 13 13:08:24 CET 2009

small correction; in ledclock one can override the rotation

On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 1:05 PM, Yorick Moko <yorickmoko at> wrote:
> i'm just responding to confirm that some apps also don't work
> correctly with omnewrotate installed
> mokoeightball is one of them;
> after installing omnewrotate and rebooting, shaking the phone does not
> work with mokoeightball
> apps like the ledclock ( displays
> by default in landscape mode, but turning the phone to landscape makes
> the teks adapt itself and displays in normal mode
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 11:51 AM, Rui Miguel Silva Seabra <rms at> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 11:36:29AM +0100, Thomas Otterbein wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> > > I plan to have a toggling script for use in the desktop icon, instead of
>>> > > a starter script.
>>> >
>>> > This is the sort of thing that might be useful to have on the illume top
>>> > shelf. autototate on/off, and "rotate now" when auto is off.
>>> >
>>> > Rotation is useful with maps. It depends on what the region look like.
>>> > Also, it is easier to but the phone down on the long edge in a car.
>>> > I can see how autorotation would be a problem in a game. Pingus works
>>> > in either orientation, but several guys walk of the cliffs while the
>>> > screen repaints.
>>> to my opinion the default auto-rotation software should have some signaling
>>> mechanism that keeps it from doing it's job while a certain software is
>>> active. You can experience this with the later versions of MPlayer. It tells
>>> the Screensaver not to activate during movie playback. I figure the screensaver
>>> modules of Desktop-Manager must have appropriate interfaces to accomplish that
>>> behaviour.
>> Yes, I'm thinking of catching SIGUSR1 for that. Anything that wants to
>> toggle it just pkill -USR1 omnewrotate in the near future.
>> Rui
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