the old keypad behavior gets too sensitive
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Fri Apr 16 16:17:36 EDT 2010
> I usually operate my XO with an external USB trackball, and have no problem
> with cursor positioning. Lately I've often needed to operate XOs (hdw early
> G1G1, but F11 build) with the native keypad, and I can appreciate the many
> complaints I have heard about using the old keypad.
Does anybody remember if it worked better on (way) old OSes?
How many different types of touchpads were used on XO-1s?
>From a b3:
psmouse serio1: OLPC touchpad revision 0x28
>From a c2:
psmouse serio1: OLPC touchpad revision 0x50
I assume that version number is referring to the hardware since both of those
boxes are running os140py.
I can confirm that the old/b3 unit works much much better than the newer c2
"Too sensitive" is only half of the description. It matches one of my
problems which is that I can't lift my finger up to use it to click a button
because the cursor slithers away from where I had positioned it.
But the other problem is that the cursor doesn't move when I move my finger.
I'm probably getting tangled up with recalibrate. Some sort of UI feedback
during recalibrate might be a big help.
Is there a simple way to disable auto recalibrate?
My test case is Implode. It's just a long series of move-click, move-click.
But you can use the space bar rather than click so my finger stays on the pad
for a whole game. (You need a real click to get a new game.)
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