[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Restart
pgf at laptop.org
Sat Jul 17 20:00:04 EDT 2010
> El Fri, 16-07-2010 a las 08:40 -0400, Paul Fox escribiÃ³:
> > 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.
well, if they're not complaining, and not confused, that's the main
> 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.
ah -- good observation!
> Is it possible to speed up the resume path? Also, does the serial port
> output significantly slow down resume?
i don't believe it does. resume certainly hasn't gotten faster on
XO-1, and the resume delay has always been a concern.
> If speeding up resume isn't possible, perhaps slightly dimming the
> display backlight might help give them a hint.
dimming after 15 seconds? perhaps. or maybe we should simply make
the time-to-suspend quite a bit longer on XO-1. (a minute? two?)
paul fox, pgf at laptop.org
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