Richard A. Smith
richard at laptop.org
Mon Apr 6 23:32:34 EDT 2009
> I am returning to this list after a few months - sorry if this topic
> has been covered. I heard that the touchpad hardware may have been
> improved in XOs manufactured since around October last year.
No so much improved. It was wholesale replaced with a synaptics device.
Its now essentially the same as a unit found in more traditional laptops.
Its currently in production but only in the last month.
> have told me that 8.2 has largely corrected the erratic pad behaviour
> that in my many observations in PNG, Nauru and Solomons is due to
> moisture. In 90% humidity, 35 degrees C, almost all the XOs exhibited
> some degree of the problem.
8.2 attempts to detect the jumpyness and sends the touchpad calibrate
commands until the jumpyness stops. There are various reports of better
or worse behavior.
> I am now advising someone on a significant order and want to know the
> latest on this issue.
I've got a box of 5 sample units I'll send you. Send me the address you
want them shipped to.
Richard Smith <richard at laptop.org>
One Laptop Per Child
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