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Offline zsero

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Re: New GPS power control (was GPS update broken)
« Reply #30 on: November 21, 2011, 08:19:07 »
menion,
Thanks for the new release! Could you set the search time's min. limit to 1? 15 is way too high.
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Re: New GPS power control (was GPS update broken)
« Reply #31 on: November 21, 2011, 13:49:54 »
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ah so that's the problem, GPS is turning off for you when screen turn off. Do you have last version (new release yesterday) and also did this happen also when new GPS auto-off feature is disabled?

I updated to the latest version last night. I'll run some more tests when I get home tonight. (I never get GPS satellites in my office building).

Side note: just want to say that Locus is incredibly useful, versatile, customizable and well done. I love it.
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Re: New GPS power control (was GPS update broken)
« Reply #32 on: November 22, 2011, 00:55:53 »
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Do you have last version (new release yesterday) and also did this happen also when new GPS auto-off feature is disabled?

I have the last version and yes, it also happens when the GPS auto-off feature is disabled. (Sorry I didn't try that sooner). So I guess my problem has nothing to do with the GPS auto-off!

EDIT: I'm now testing with GPS status and it also doesn't get a GPS fix while the screen is off. Could this be a hardware or system issue?
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Re: New GPS power control (was GPS update broken)
« Reply #33 on: November 22, 2011, 06:53:54 »
hmm, everything is possible. Are you using any custom rom? and what version system? Also when you in locus for example enable track recording and then turn screen off, GPS also turn off? (this really should not happen!)
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Re: New GPS power control (was GPS update broken)
« Reply #34 on: November 22, 2011, 13:50:31 »
I'm running CyanogenMod 7.1, android version 2.3.7. And yes, GPS gets disabled with the screen off while recording a track in Locus. I ran Google's "My Tracks" this morning on my way into the office: I had the screen off and the track was recorded the entire way correctly. Strange!
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Re: New GPS power control (was GPS update broken)
« Reply #35 on: November 26, 2011, 22:38:31 »
Make sure you are not misinterpreting something entirely different as GPS disabled while the is screen off. I had a seemingly erratic track recording in Locus while testing the GPS auto-off features, that, at some point, for a moment, seemed to me like a GPS disabling while the screen is off, yet it wasn't. What it was is the track recording minimal interval and GPS auto-off interval both enabled, creating some strange behavior with the intervals, seemingly, drifting against each other, only recording a point when the on state for both happens to overlap.

PS: Try setting the time and distance intervals in track recording settings to 0, max accuracy to something much higher than the min accuracy in GPS auto off, and try again.
PPS: Don't get me wrong, this is most probably NOT it. I am just trying to coin in some possible directions, and it's easy enough to check it.
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Re: New GPS power control (was GPS update broken)
« Reply #36 on: November 28, 2011, 19:46:14 »
Unfortunately it is happening whether track recording is enabled or not. I really think it's either system or hardware related.  I'm going to be upgrading to the g-nex soon, so I expect the problem will disappear.
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Re: New GPS power control (was GPS update broken)
« Reply #37 on: December 27, 2011, 00:21:29 »
I'm still seeing this problem with my new rooted stock Samsung Galaxy Nexus: GPS auto-off does not get a GPS fix on the interval I set while the screen is off. What can I do to get this fixed? This is my favorite app for hiking and I need the ability to save my battery with this feature.

EDIT: For information purposes, I've tested this on the Motorola Droid (milestone), HTC Droid Incredible and Samsung Galaxy Nexus. It works perfectly on the Motorola Droid, but not on the Incredible or Galaxy Nexus.
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Re: New GPS power control (was GPS update broken)
« Reply #38 on: December 27, 2011, 17:57:06 »
you're correct .. I discovered same problem on my nexus ... for now, I suggest to disable this feature, I'll test it and try to fix ...
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Re: New GPS power control (was GPS update broken)
« Reply #39 on: December 27, 2011, 18:01:28 »
Thanks menion, your application is the best.
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Re: New GPS power control (was GPS update broken)
« Reply #40 on: December 28, 2011, 18:59:24 »
hehe, thanks ... may you in some free time, try test version viewtopic.php?f=25&t=1404&p=8322#p8322 ? thanks ...
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Re: New GPS power control (was GPS update broken)
« Reply #41 on: December 28, 2011, 23:22:31 »
Unfortunately I'm still seeing the problem with that one.
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