Happy Holidays: Heads-Up on Alarms and Battery Drain

Discussion in 'General Palm OS' started by Dick Tracy, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. Nine

    Nine Ooh NO, missus...

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    <Nine turns up> Have I just walked into an infomercial again? Should I be endorsing anything? Where's Brenda DyGraf and Jack LaLanne? :rolleyes:
     
  2. holvoetn

    holvoetn Still a moderator ...

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    Not at all. Just responding to DT's remark on DB6. Since the built-in applications are still on your device and since DB6 works with the default databases it is possible the problem still occurs for people working with DB6. Those people might (falsely) assume this problem is NOT relevant to them, but it is.

    FWIW: I NEVER had this problem for the reasons mentioned earlier (I worked around the issue if you want) ;)
     
  3. Dick Tracy

    Dick Tracy Detective/Moderator

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    Thanks for the DB6 workaround information. :)
     
  4. Nine

    Nine Ooh NO, missus...

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    Hmm. Point taken. But I still refuse to believe that DB6 can work the inner and the outer thighs both together so that your workout takes half the time. :)
     
  5. holvoetn

    holvoetn Still a moderator ...

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    I am giving up ... :rolleyes:

    Can we please keep this thread on topic for the reasons mentioned way back ? Please ?
     
  6. Nine

    Nine Ooh NO, missus...

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    Unreserved apologies. :)
     
  7. doogie

    doogie Dog-Eat-Dog World Citizen

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    For everyone that wants the "official" word on what exactly the bug is, who it affects, and what you need to do, here's a link (thanks to Maceyr, who posted it on her website, which is where I found it.)

    Link from Palm Knowledge Base #26450

    This problem DOES affect the Tungsten E2, despite Palm's not listing it on the link. Dick Tracy has indicated that the TX is similarly affected. Frankly, it annoys me that Palm has told us all about this problem for three years but hasn't actually fixed the bug.

    Any why Dabney Coleman? Whatever did he do to deserve this?
     
  8. PDA Bach

    PDA Bach Dunsel

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    Thanks, doogie. Until I re-read this I'd forgotten that I could be in trouble if I deleted Dabney Coleman's birthday from the calendar. (Which IS January 3rd, btw.)
     
  9. DTM

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    Back to being confused.

    The Palm KB entry indicates that this applies only to birthdays associated with a contact--in which case I'm not surprised I've never seen it, because I don't keep birthdays that way.

    But DT's opening post indicates that it also affects tasks and events with alarms that trigger in December.

    Is Palm's entry incomplete, or was DT just being overly cautious?
     
  10. traycer

    traycer 10-year Piloteer

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    FWIW, I created a DateBk6 (6.0a) appointment for noon on January 2 2007, and set an alarm for 4 days prior. The alarm triggered at noon of December 29 2007, as expected. The TX still shuts off automatically and does not turn on unexpectedly.
     
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