[Testing] Cannot get the OK prompt using Esc
richard at laptop.org
Fri Mar 26 10:52:06 EDT 2010
> IIRC, you don't. This has been a source of confusion. To display the
> countdown, hold the Check (√) game key before powering on the laptop,
> then release the game key when requested.
> As the game keys are not treated the same way as keyboard keys (?),
> you shouldn't encounter the EC bug you describe.
Yes and no. When the EC reads a game keys it injects a keycode into
the keyboard data stream. Thats how the host can use the keys as
cursor movements. So 99% of the time game keys are identical to a
However, at the point you are talking about OFW asks the EC what the
status of the game keys is using a different method rather than via
keyboard events. The reason is 100% to work around said keyboard
issues. Thats also why it waits for you to release the button before
So yes holding down a game key at boot works but only if you follow
the on screen directions. If you were to release the key and then
re-hold a game key you can encounter keyboard bugs.
If the check (√) gets the countdown back then thats probably the right
procedure. Boot with check key, then when you see the countdown press
ESC. That will be the most robust.
Richard A. Smith
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