Are we forgetting the little bugs?

  • @Lakotaubp I have just tried to access /userdate in Filemanager (unlocked) and it will not let me in. I will have to try at home in a few hours.

  • @ukphil Same with me.Lets see later. Thanks

  • @lakotaubp the location mentioned by @kristatos can also be accessed as /home/phablet/.cache/mediascanner-2.0/mediastore.db

  • @arubislander thanks for that, I was able to locate the item mentioned by @kristatos and remove it. I did not want to delete it straight away in case it all went wrong, so I moved it to another folder.

    @Lakotaubp I can confirm that after moving the mentioned media database I have restarted my DPD a number of times (by shut down & restart) and each time it has booted up just once. Not I get past the two lots of scrolling dots, I get three lots and then the login screen. I will monitor this for some time and see how it goes, but initial tests are promising.

    Is there any way we can get this fix/delete of corrupt media database in the next release to help all those that have this issue but may not of read this thread? Seems a nice quick and easy fox.

    @kristatos you are a star for finding that out and adding it here. Like I say initial tests are very promising. Thank you so much for adding your fix here and helping me and all the others out who have this issue. Cracking work mate.

  • @ukphil Keep an eye and report back here in a few days. If you could check the bug reports on github and see if one matches this and the fix works you can add it to that if not. Probably best to create a new bug report then add this as a fix. That way it won't get missed. Thanks for thework everyone.

  • Awesom! Thats exactly how users can help the devs. I think now theres a reasonable chance to get that fixed. Well done community! 🙂

  • @hummlbach Quite right a great example of community pulling together to sort through an issue. Once again thanks to all those involved : )

  • I can confirm that the fix given does actually work. Last night there was a system update (version 18) that I installed. After this install the double boot issue came back again. On checking the "/.cache/mediascanner-2.0/mediastore.db" was back again, so I removed it again and since then no double boot.

    No worries about adding the bug report, but do you want to @kristatos as it is your hard work that has found the fix, I am just the tester 🙂

  • Nice to hear that this fix works for other people with this issue also. @UKPhil I'm not sure if there's already a bugreport for this issue, if not you can add one and post my fix.

  • Cool will do and will post the number here.

  • As an update I have noticed that most times I delete this db it will vome back. I think the fix has not worked when I get a double boot, only to find it back again.

  • @ukphil That sounds like proof! Do you have the bug number yet?

  • To be clear, when people are saying "double boot" here, they do not actually mean that the phone reboots right? If so, I don't see how the mediascanner db could cause that.

  • @dobey this has been covered about 17 comments from the top

  • Strange that this issue is coming back to you. I deleted this DB around Ubports OTA-2 and after that there was no double boot again. Also not after installing OTA-3 and OTA-5.
    I've looked at my E4.5 and it seems that this DB is build at every boot again. So could it be that there are some broken files on your system which end up in a corrupt database?

  • I have no idea, but from what you are saying "I've looked at my E4.5 and it seems that this DB is build at every boot again" this is what is happening, but you think the input to this may be broken?

    By any chance, you do not know what files go to make this up?

  • @ukphil Whatever music and videos you have on your device. But at most this db being corrupt would cause mediascanner2 to crash, and your music/videos not available to play.

    I would be extremely surprised if anything remotely like an actual reboot was a result of this database file being corrupted.

  • Maybe you can test if it depends on your media files or something else. It seems that there is an option to prevent mediascanner from scanning separate folders by creating a file named ".nomedia" in the folder you want to prevent from scanning. I think you have not so many folders containing media on your phone so it would be easy to test.
    After that please delete the DB and reboot the phone. I would expect that the DB-file will be rebuild but the mediaplayer will not know/detect any media on your device. If there's no double boot too you have found the problem. If not the search goes on 🙂

  • @kristatos what can I say, you are a star, that idea worked and I was able to determine that I had a bad media file in my videos > folder. I added a text file there saying ".nomedia" and rebooted a number of times. Each time I did not get the double boot issue on either start-up of shut down.

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