OpenPandora - Hunting Timmy, the Bug. OpenPandora - Hunting Timmy, the Bug.OpenPandora Main OS: Recently opened tasks 2014-12-10T01:48:55Z FS#337: SPAM 2014-12-10T01:48:55Z 2014-12-09T23:42:25Z

FS#336: Touch screen sensitivity too low 2014-06-28T08:32:38Z 2014-06-28T08:32:38Z

The touch screen requires to be used with the stylus or another sharp object. Even if I need to click a desktop icon, and could as well use my finger, the touch screen won't react to my finger at all (even if pressed quite hard).

Kazimierz Król
FS#335: Evince 2.30 crashes when fullscreen 2014-06-08T20:11:37Z 2014-06-08T20:11:37Z


Evince 2.30 often crashes with the following error message:

(evince:2834): EvinceDocument-CRITICAL **: ev_image_save_tmp: assertion `GDK_IS_PIXBUF (pixbuf)' failed
Segmentation fault

How to reproduce: open Evince,  select a PDF file, go into fullscreen mode, then click into the body of the document.

Cheers, Magic Sam

FS#334: error when decreasing brightness 2014-04-07T21:49:19Z 2014-04-06T19:16:15Z

The script does not handle brightness "0".

If you try to decrease brightness if it's already at 0, it produces errors:

~ # /usr/pandora/scripts/
/usr/pandora/scripts/ line 18: [: : integer expression expected
/usr/pandora/scripts/ line 22: echo: write error: Invalid argument

Not sure how to attach a patch here, but you can get the change with:

git pull git:// bug-333

I also changed the script to use /bin/sh since it's a valid posix script.

Alec Moskvin
FS#332: and scripts fail for some usernames 2014-03-22T17:02:22Z 2014-03-03T01:44:35Z

/usr/pandora/scripts/ and /usr/pandora/scripts/ fail for some usernames due to poor shell scripting


these scripts find their config files by grepping /etc/passwd for the uer currently running xfce4-session, but the loose regexp matches too much. this shell fragment from


grep /etc/passwd -e $(ps u -C xfce4-session | tail -n1 | awk '{print $1}')| cut -f 6 -d ":"


when a use called "me" is logged in, returns







rather than just "/home/me"


all instances of that construct (reading and writing settings, in both and should be changed to


grep /etc/passwd -e ^$(ps u -C xfce4-session | tail -n1 | awk '{print $1}'): | cut -f 6 -d ":"


to correctly match only the complete username field in /etc/passwd

FS#331: Hold switch key continuously sends X11 KeyPress events to active application, increasing CPU usage 2014-02-23T22:12:35Z 2014-02-23T22:12:35Z

When put into Hold mode, X11 handles the power switch as if it's being pressed, and it generates lots of keypress events, passing them to the foreground application. Since /dev/input/eventX does not seem to continuously trigger, I'm guessing it's due to key repeat.

To reproduce:

  • Install xev and open it in the terminal
  • Put the power key in HOLD mode
  • Notice the "time" value changing rapidly

In addition to causing more work to X, it also floods the active application with key presses, resulting in increased CPU usage. In my test, switching to HOLD while Firefox is in the foreground causes it to use 6% CPU and X an additional 2.5%.

In addition, the key-press events continue even after the switch is taken off HOLD until another key is pressed.

A possible solution to this is to blacklist the power-button event device, to prevent evdev from listening to it (the key is handled by pndevmapperd).

Alec Moskvin
FS#330: NetworkManager crashes after suspend to RAM 2014-02-08T12:58:08Z 2014-02-08T12:58:08Z

Suspend to RAM uses less power than the low power mode, but the NetworkManager crashes often after the Pandora woke up from suspend to RAM.

This could be fixed with an update of NetworkManager.

Daniel Schaaaf
FS#329: Screen turns on when LCD closed 2013-08-12T04:11:33Z 2013-08-12T04:11:33Z

Issue: The screen accidentally turns on even when the lid is closed.

How to reproduce: "Screen blanking" must be enabled! Close the lid, wait more than 10 minutes, tap either shoulder button.  This behaviour happens whether on charge or battery, at the desktop or running an application, provided that the "screen blanking" option is enabled.

Desired outcome: When the Pandora comes out of "screen blanking", it should restore the brightness to the same value that it was before blanking.

FS#328: XFCE desktop icons not displayed when logging on too quickly [including solution!] 2013-07-18T07:32:45Z 2013-07-18T07:31:32Z

It looks like XFCE cannot find the icons for links/launchers on the desktop, when the user logs on too quickly. This happens either when the session chooser at start-up is disabled, or when the session is being chosen quickly after the session chooser is being displayed (e.g. by pressing enter as soon as the chooser window pops up). The icons are probably not generated yet at that time point.


A simple workaround is adding the command "xfdesktop --reload" to autostart. Couls this be included in the next SuperZaxxon release or a hotfix?

Daniel Schaaaf
FS#327: Context menu for the XFCE menu 2013-06-27T10:54:21Z 2013-06-27T10:54:21Z

Right now. the XFCE menu handles right clicks like left clicks. It would be more logical to either not do anything on a right click, or open a context menu that e.g. lets the user generate a link to an application on the desktop.

Daniel Schaaaf