Power-On button does not always work
#1
I was investigating why the power button does not always work to turn the Pine back on (shuts down after 5 seconds) after a shutdown with no power cycle.

It seems to work reliably with a battery connected though. After comparing the boot logs I think I found the issue, but need some input on how to fix this,
probably in the ATF or by making sure the AXP803 is in the right state after a shutdown with power-off.

Boot log differences: https://www.diffchecker.com/ZVbSo0ap (Left column is cold boot from power cycle, Right column is button triggered boot after a previous shutdown)

1.) On a cold boot the AXP detects correctly that there is no battery ( see lines 16, 38 in the diff )

no battery, limit to dc  vs. normal dc exist, limit to dc

2.) A bit later in the startup this leads to (see line 117ff)

no battery exist vs. PowerBus = 2(0: not exist 1:vBus 2:acBus 3:vBus&acBus) Battery Voltage=0, Ratio=0 key trigger battery low power and vol with dc or ac, should charge longer

3.) And in the right case, the system gets switched off (see line 129)

[ 5.742]power off

So what basically happens is, that on a cold boot the AXP properly detects that there is no battery and so no issues with the battery voltage... after a shutdown without a power-cycle the AXP seems to come back in a state where it has a battery detected (even if there is none) and the low battery voltage / charge level triggers a power-off....
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#2
(01-16-2017, 05:45 AM)xalius Wrote: I was investigating why the power button does not always work to turn the Pine back on (shuts down after 5 seconds) after a shutdown with no power cycle.

It seems to work reliably with a battery connected though. After comparing the boot logs I think I found the issue, but need some input on how to fix this,
probably in the ATF or by making sure the AXP803 is in the right state after a shutdown with power-off.

Boot log differences: https://www.diffchecker.com/ZVbSo0ap (Left column is cold boot from power cycle, Right column is button triggered boot after a previous shutdown)

1.) On a cold boot the AXP detects correctly that there is no battery ( see lines 16, 38 in the diff )

no battery, limit to dc  vs. normal dc exist, limit to dc

2.) A bit later in the startup this leads to (see line 117ff)

no battery exist vs. PowerBus = 2(0: not exist 1:vBus 2:acBus 3:vBus&acBus) Battery Voltage=0, Ratio=0 key trigger battery low power and vol with dc or ac, should charge longer

3.) And in the right case, the system gets switched off (see line 129)

[ 5.742]power off

So what basically happens is, that on a cold boot the AXP properly detects that there is no battery and so no issues with the battery voltage... after a shutdown without a power-cycle the AXP seems to come back in a state where it has a battery detected (even if there is none) and the low battery voltage / charge level triggers a power-off....

I have pass your info to Allwinner engineer and lets check whether they can provide a good solution.
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#3
I get the same issue.
Any news to this behaviour??
Otherwise the Power button is absolutely useless. Angry
btw. im using the latest Armbian Desktop image.
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