the old keypad behavior gets too sensitive

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at
Fri Apr 16 16:25:26 EDT 2010

On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 1:45 PM, Paul Fox <pgf at> wrote:
> stephen john smoogen wrote:
>  > On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 1:13 PM, Mikus Grinbergs <mikus at> wrote:
>  > > 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.
>  >
>  > I have been running into this with the XO-1.5 prototype but thought it
>  > was either a prototype issue or my fat fingers.. however I noticed it
>  > with my kid also. Pretty much the same behaviour you list below.. in
>  > low humidity the cursor will move without touching the keyboard. Is
>  > there anything I can do to help debug/fix this for people (New Mexico
>  > is pretty much always low humidity)
> um, we've had a lot of trouble with XO-1 touchpads, which is what mikus
> was using.  i think this is the first report of serious erratic
> operation on an XO-1.5.  :-/

Basically it occured while I was typing in abiword. When typing a lot,
I would find the typing would move around the screen at times.
Starting on a word would move some of the letters into the middle of
another word. I thought it was at first the touch pad and I was typing
it, but I could not see anything where I was hitting it. So it may be
a different problem than what Mikus was seeing..

> paul
> =---------------------
>  paul fox, pgf at

Stephen J Smoogen.

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