[pkg-fso-maint] phonefsod + desktop computer = constant screen blanking

Sebastian Reichel sre at debian.org
Fri Dec 5 12:46:28 UTC 2014

Hi Muad,

On Fri, Dec 05, 2014 at 01:27:48AM +0100, Muad Dib wrote:
> Recently, I stumbled upon a strange bug (well, 2, if you want to split
> hairs).
> 1) SERIOUS - phonefsod & xorg = unexplainable screen blanking
> With phonefsod daemon running, the GDM3-backed, regular X server keeps
> blanking the screen roughly every minute, using a strange method which does
> not respond, or understand, normal screen-saving mechanics.
> Further info may be found here :
> http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=119196 .

phonefsod is not a daemon talking to mobile phones, but a daemon,
which is supposed to run *on* mobile phones and it has some quite
agressive power management. On a smartphone you do not want to
wakeup reenable the display for some input events, so normal
screen-saving mechanics are not enough.

If you have suggestions for improvements you can contact upstream,
which is currently migrating to github:


> 2) MINOR - phoneui & related packages : bad description. SHR doesn't tell
> anything (ASM for Right bitshift ?). The phone part of the packages' name
> misleads. Having a desktop computer, I tried to talk to my mobile phone ...

The FSO and SHR software stack is supposed to run *on* a mobile
phone. Some phones, like the Openmoko Freerunner or the Nokia N900
are capable of running Debian on them and these packages provide
some basic phone capabilities.

> Did I post it to the right place ?

Depends on your objective. This mailinglist is about the packaging
of the FreeSmartPhone.org (FSO) and SHR software suites for Debian.

-- Sebastian
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