pgf at laptop.org
Fri Mar 5 17:51:58 EST 2010
> > :-) you're right -- it _is_ awesome. wad seems to have mastered
> > the art of getting the laptop to really go together right after
> > the conversion.
> One of the things I asked wad to improve when he was looking for
> things to fix for the XO-1.5 was the incredible flakey keyboard.
> Everyone knows when I type an email message on an XO, because it's
> always so full of typos that it's just not worth going back to fix
> them all. One of my XOs has a CTRL key that would press itself at
> random intervals, which was really fun under Sugar. One would think
> that a keyboard designer would make very sure that the shift-keys were
> more reliable than the letter keys (since they get pressed a lot more
> often), but in the XO-1 it was the opposite. I eventually tried to
> batter my way through the alleged OLPC parts-and-repair process (and
> failed); but somebody nice took pity on me and mailed me a spare
heh -- i think that was me. i think you have the keyboard that i
no longer needed after installing my USB version. :-) fwiw, i'm
under the impression that getting replacement parts isn't very
difficult these days.
> Wad said improving the keyboard wasn't on the main program for 1.5 but
> he'd see what he could do. Did anything happen?
i recall that the keyboard density may have changed part way through
XO-1 production (near the time that the new touchpad was introduced?),
but i don't know that anything specific changed for 1.5.
paul fox, pgf at laptop.org
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