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AFAIK you need to root your phone to disable system services and if you don't know what you're doing, you may impair your phone's functionality. If it doesn't bother you much, I'd not touch it.
That really depends... In some cases over a moderate amount of time, yes, programs do get more taxing on the battery and resources. In most cases though, its just your phone running stuff in the background that wasn't there before or a buggy program just using an asinine amount of resources (which is what just happened to me and I got back to where I was before). If I did manage to reduce the battery drain from the gpsd completely I'd have an extra 10% battery for the rest of the day which is actually quite significant though. I mean, assuming the gpsd is currently at the level is was before I had the problem then in comparisong when I had the problem it was consuming 30% of the battery, more than the damn screen (between the two they were consuming over 60% of the battery). Over time a phone is certain to have reduced battery life but this is a case of it happening overnight which heavily suggest the issue is far from being normal.
Edit: Oh, I just checked my phone and the gpsd battery consumption is down to 5% I guess rebooting it a couple of times and actually running out of batteries yesterday did help a bit (there have been no actual software updates as far as I can tell).
You could bring it in to a store hand have both your phone and battery checked. My S3 is about 2 years old now, and I've never experienced the problems you're experiencing...although I have had problems with service.
Last edited by Paper; December 20, 2013 at 10:15 AM.
I have a problem with VLC. When I use it there is no sound only on my account( administrator), it works perfectly on the guest account, I even tried to create a new account and it works. I noticed there is sound on my account only when I use headphones, otherwise it doesn't work.
I tried other players and the speaker has no problem.
I assume you checked VLC sound level on volume mixer?
I suppose the easy way out for you would be to completely remove VLC and all of its files and settings, and then reinstall as you've probably accidentally changed an account specific setting for it?
Check if audio is activated in the settings etc. (or well guess not too relevant if you copied config)
Last edited by blai; January 10, 2014 at 02:05 PM.
It seems this worked for someone.
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Another option worth trying.
It works now. I tried every available options in Output. It worked with WaveOut audio output, then I chose Automatic again and everything got back to normal.
My android tablet has a problem, it's not showing my current location and says I am in another city and basically it froze on that city for 5 days now, I can't log in to my wi fi connection here at home, my PC has connection but the tablet can't get it. OD I reset the tablet or try a different solution?
It still says the location from a different city I went to 5 days ago and seems to be frozen/stuck in time. o_O
Did you restart the tablet? Remove the battery and put it back in?