[Dextrose] [PATCH] Notify if powerd automatic pm is on

Gary Martin garycmartin at googlemail.com
Tue Feb 15 12:09:06 EST 2011

On 15 Feb 2011, at 14:41, Martin Abente <martin.abente.lahaye at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 10:18 AM, Gary Martin <garycmartin at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi Anish,
> On 15 Feb 2011, at 03:22, Anish Mangal <anish at activitycentral.org> wrote:
> > Hi Gary,
> >
> > What do you suggest should be the ideal way to inform a user (if at
> > all) of such behavior?
> My gut feeling is the same as Aleksey. A notification is likely too nagging, adding to the power management CP text seems like a good alternative.
> The only design problem I see with this is that the problem itself is caused because the users don't go to the power management CP when they want to use the 3G device in the first place, so putting a warning there will be helpless in most of the cases, except if they get there by mistake during the process.
> But, even if we show this warning at the at modem configuration CP section there can be common situations where the user will miss the message.
> Another possible option to consider in addition to extra power CP text would be to have a count down in seconds for idle disconnect in the 3G device palette, that way it's easily spotted by the user if automatic power management is enabled by default and the user has not explored the CP.
> I like this idea better, but still, after then user starts using the 3G device they barely check the palette (the palette is mostly a hidden resource) and it does not make sense for us to wait that they will check it time to time just to see if there is something we want to let them know, it will probably be too late.
> I don't like the idea of spamming with notifications either, but this is one of these situations where the system should effectively communicate to the user about a odd behaviour,

When were you proposing the warning notification? Every time you start a 3G connection with power management enabled? Every time the 3G connection is about to auto close? After the 3G connection has auto closed? Just one notification the first time this behaviour happens?


> and not expect that the user will get the message by mere luck (constantly checking a palette or getting into the wrong CP section while they try to use the 3G device).
> Saludos, 
> --Gary
> > On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 13:11, Aleksey Lim <alsroot at member.fsf.org> wrote:
> >> On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 11:51:46AM -0300, Martin Abente wrote:
> >>> When automatic power management is on, the 3G device is disabled
> >>> after one minute of inactivity.
> >>>
> >>> This patch send a message notification to warn the user about
> >>> the issue.
> >>
> >> What about having warning message about disabling 3G after switching to
> >> automatic power management in Power CP section instead of sending
> >> notification, notfications are good but too many notfications...
> >>
> >> --
> >> Aleksey
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