[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Restart
bernie at codewiz.org
Sat Jul 17 08:58:53 EDT 2010
El Fri, 16-07-2010 a las 08:40 -0400, Paul Fox escribió:
> i'm was far more surprised by moving shutdown to the top of that
> menu (i use the control panel a lot more than shutdown) than i was
> by the removal of restart.
Yes, I don't like this change either... but I'll ask the users what they
> are the releases you're user-testing running powerd?
Yes. (it works beautifully, btw)
> if so, it's the
> first large-scale usage of the new suspend-or-shutdown menu, so i'm
> interested in reaction to that. for instance -- is shutdown really
> the most often used menu item, now that the machine can be shut down
> with the power button? and i know you have idle suspend disabled
> otherwise i'd be interested in hearing about the timeouts associated
> with those.
One problem with asking for this sort of feedback is that, in the
schools I visit, children aren't used to get questions on their personal
opinion. Being a foreigner who talks funny does not help either.
Nevertheless, I will try to find out and report back.
Automatic power saving is still disabled in our builds even though the
issue with the libertas firmware resetting seems to be fixed. When we
had power management enabled, teachers complained that the touchpad was
hard to use. Observing them for a while, I realized that their problem
was the short glitch on resume. Since they had no clue that the CPU was
being turned off, they were blaming the touchpad instead.
Is it possible to speed up the resume path? Also, does the serial port
output significantly slow down resume?
If speeding up resume isn't possible, perhaps slightly dimming the
display backlight might help give them a hint.
// Bernie Innocenti - http://codewiz.org/
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