Fix for Google Chrome Crash on HP Touchpad with 120 or 132 dpi

Hp Touchpad with Chrome Working

User’s of the HP Touch pad may have noticed that the latest version of the Chrome browser crashes when loading unless your Touchpad is in 160 dpi mode. This isn’t an issue with Cyanogenmod, but with Google Chrome after version 18.0.1025308.

Workaround

  1. The workaround is as simple as downloading an older version of Chrome for Android until this issue is resolved.  You can download the last know working version at here.
  2. Once you have downloaded the APK run it to install the older version of Chrome over your current version of Chrome.
    Note: If you haven’t already done so enable installation of APK from unknown sources by going to  “Settings>Security” and checking “Unknown Sources” option.
  3. Important: After installing the working version of Chrome you must uncheck the automatic update of the Chrome app, or it will be auto updated to the latest non-working version.

 

HP Touchpad build of Cyanogenmod gets camera support

HP Touchpad with Cyanogenmod 9 nightly

HP Touchpad with Cyanogenmod 9 nightly

The Android developer Dorregaray at Rootzwiki.com has created support for the HP Touchpad camera in Cyanogenmod 9.  While the fix has not made it into the nightly HP Touchpad Cyanogenmod 9 builds just yet we can use the build from Dorregaray located here: http://rootzwiki.com/topic/34482-unofficial-cm9-with-working-camera/

The camera driver is still the original Android 2.3 gingerbread driver, but uses a wrapper making it compatible with the Android 4.0 kernel. This is great news for everyone that refuses to move on from their $149 fire sale WebOS tablets such as myself.

Cyanogenmod.com domain held hostage

Cyanogenmod Logo

Visit Cyanogenmod.org for the latest builds of cyanogenmod.

The Cyanogenmod team lost control of there .com domain over when a team member was confronted for impersonating another for personal gain. The Cyanogenmod team refused to identify the former team member out of respect for his personal well being and future career.  According to the blog post a former unnamed team member had control of the .com domain and demanded a $10,000 ransom in return.  The Cyanogenmod team refused to pay the ransom, but instead began using Cyanogenmod.org as their primary domain.

The Cyanogenmod team successfully talked down the individual in question.  The ex-team member agreed to retain control of the .com domain, but instead 301 redirect it to their new .org domain name.  The Cyanogenmod team is insisting that there be no retaliation toward the ex-team member because of his actions.

Kudos to the Cyanogenmod team for their cool heads in such a outrageous situation.  They have stated they learned their lesson and will restructure the team to prevent one person from having full control of any one asset.  In addition they advised the members on the Cyanogenmod community to not take any action toward the ex-team member, as they are pursuing all legal avenues to regain control of all their domain and email systems.