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bug: jolla keeps asking for connection without online apps running [answered]

asked 2014-02-12 16:07:04 +0300

chemist gravatar image

updated 2014-02-18 16:41:31 +0300

My Jolla keeps asking me to choose a connection method (even overlays as big top-bar when changing volume on locked screen) when I wake it.

This is alien-dalvik in the background - probably googleSSO.

Update1: Seems to be some androidVM alien-dalvik in the background, ever since I cleaned the slate of android apps it stopped asking for a connection. I am pretty sure that I closed and not minimized those apps!

Update2: Now it just asked again without any android apps in the bg and same sailfish apps running.

Update3: Still asking, I deactivate apps now one by one. I had to close some due to crashing so I start over again. With only Settings running it does not happen so it is not alien-dalvik in the background but one of the native apps.

Update4: Ran into the connection bug and had to reboot - starting one by one now, keeping the others open after they have been started.

Update5: I had to reinstall all android stuff, while it was unsinstalled I had no issues - having google play installed and stuff has you with googleSSO as mentioned before. It stops immediately after I stop alien-dalvik.service without changing anything else.

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A bit the same like this and this.

Connection question slowing the phone down.

BonoNL ( 2014-02-12 17:13:46 +0300 )edit

@BonoNL A bit nothing the same like them as I do not mention any lag or lock-up... just the fact that my device is asking for an internet connection without having anything running that actually needs connectivity.

chemist ( 2014-02-12 18:01:51 +0300 )edit

In my case it's not the connection. If I use ingress, the app asks permanently for the GPS connection if it's in backgrount. I don't know, if that is the same reason.

skull77 ( 2014-02-12 21:02:57 +0300 )edit

@skull77 I am looking for the cause of it and either google SSO is it or another jolla app is asking for connection and is calling connectiond directly - that some apps are doing so is fine with me, but apps I do not expect to need any connection maybe even trying to call home or something are bad! Or something staying active in the bg without me knowing as I closed everything.

chemist ( 2014-02-14 12:52:43 +0300 )edit

I have encoutered this issue also but not very often because I almost always have either wifi or data connection on. Will also try to find out what it is that causes this.

Neo ( 2014-02-17 13:55:59 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-02-13 20:12:02 +0300

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Maybe this could be an account-related issue e.g. email syncing still happens even if the email app is not on. Same with Facebook and Twitter accounts etc. Also, I don't know how often the device checks for system and app updates, but having your Jolla account active on the device could probably cause this.

Which accounts are you using, and did you check if any are active?

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seems to be google SSO despite that it is 4 dbus calls away from triggering connectiond, I had it gone in between so I was guessing some android thing as accounts are sailfish and would not vanish

chemist ( 2014-02-13 22:22:55 +0300 )edit

it is not account related, with only settings running it does not happen

chemist ( 2014-02-15 14:30:54 +0300 )edit

Can you get a list of running processes (via ps axu) when this occurs? I would suspect that this is either XMPP/GTalk related (look for telepathy in running processes list) or email sync (look for msyncd), as they will do signon / token refresh if the access token has expired when they attempt to get data from Google.

Note that they should respect the connection settings (eg, always ask will pop up a prompt, never ask should silently fail unless a known/discovered connection exists, etc).

chris.adams ( 2014-02-17 07:09:30 +0300 )edit

@chris.adams it does not ask for connection if I have only Settings open so it is one of the programs, sure it might be People or Phone looking for status-updates but that is something that should go silent and not bother the user - I was wondering why it does not ask for connection when I open an app but continuously after a while.

chemist ( 2014-02-17 13:14:53 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-02-18 16:37:03 +0300

chemist gravatar image

It is and was googleSSO or another android -s* which is trying too talk home. Stopping alien-dalvik stops the bugger and the only thing I see is googleSSO doing anything.

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