I’m completely out of time, but I gotta tell you about this one.
My touchscreen adventures with w960
As I remember I got w960 in February last year. I really take great care of this phone, but touchscreen stopped working twice already in this as some might say short period of time. I’m one of them btw.
First time it stopped working I was sitting in a chair which FYI was incredibly low, I dropped out of my hand, it hit the floor (with some sort of rug on it). My colleague at the time is driving us home from work, rain is … ballistic, insane trash containers are on the streets, aaah mayhem!
I grab my phone to take few pictures or something, touchscreen is not reacting … I restart it, it’s still not working. We’re going through this lake, car is about to stop running. Ok now I hard restart, nah still not working. I curse and swear at it for the rest of the way back home and keep threatening it that I’ll switch to Nokia.
Find a solution
I think about going to Zagreb or Belgrade just for few hours and go to official Sony Ericsson centre to have it fixed within half an hour. It’s a long story but my w960’s hometown is Wien, you can’t even buy in Bosnia. Nevertheless, after contacting Sony Ericsson in Zagreb, they give me this company in Mostar (I won’t name anyone) and that they’ll handle it just fine. I send it to them, they had to order stuff from Zagreb, cuz as the “boss” said, this phone is a collectors item. Yeepee.
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Ok, why do I like, VirtualBox, well because it’s fast, stable, free (duh). But there is one problem that is just killing me. And few days I found a solution for the same.
1. Add usbfs group
# groupadd usbfs
2. Add your ass to that same group
# usermod -a usbfs username
3. vim /etc/fstab
4. Add //
# my vbox usb support
none /proc/bus/usb usbfs devgid=500,devmode=664 0 0
5. VBoxManage list usbhost
6. Restart the system
Please note that devgid=500 (in my case its 500) in your case it’s probably different, it’s the number of your vboxusers group …
This work, this adds usb support to your VirtualBox, but not the one I wanted, so again I had to move back to VMware Workstation. But since just recently SUN acquired VirtualBox, I’ll be watching its development progress.
Vmware is always giving me hard time. Just a recent one not working on 2.6.22.x kernels, now … mayhem. I did turn my whole system up and down, last week, in one week I went over all desktop enviroments for Linux, at least all of the “mainstream” ones.
Back to the topic, I would install it, I even followed my own instructions, but no help. What the thing would do is that after configuring it, and it all works just fine, after eventual reboot, it would say it needs to be configured again. Man was this annoying.
Some said, update to latest version, others said this and that. In the end I just said I’ll sleep on it and fix it in the morning :) So, for the fact I knew “not_configured” that was pulling out those same message to configure it over and over again.
Ok, configuring it after each reboot, well that could work for some. Removing that same not_configured actually works too. I don’t know how smart or good it is, but what I know is that it’s leaving me alone, at least for another month or so. Knowing vmware, it neverstops :)
Removing it every single time can be annoying too, so just add “rm /etc/vmware/not_configured” line to your “/etc/rc.local” and yea … that’s it.