[Testing] [OLPC New Zealand] New prototype XO-1.75s in Auckland, New Zealand

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at gmail.com
Tue Aug 23 07:18:42 EDT 2011

Congrats on your new toys! It does seem you're finding some
interesting things... comments below.

On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 6:57 AM, Tom Parker <tom at carrott.org> wrote:
> Our clicky keyboard unit has some kind of mouse problem. Sometimes, the
> mouse jumps, especially when you are holding a button. (...)

I haven't seen this at all -- interesting! Can you try doing it
plugged to power vs on battery? What variables are at play -- humid
weather? Humid hands?

We've found that unstable power supplies can make touchpads (on any
laptop!) behave rather erratically.

> (...)The membrane keyboard model does not seem to
> have this problem.

they should have the exact same tp.

> We have some XO-1.5 prototypes with wich we could swap the touch pad and
> see if the problem follows the touchpad or stays with the 1.75. Is that
> useful?

Yes --- just swap the entire lower base assembly -- it's the same.
It'll be a bit confused as to the keyboard layout (it'll think it has
a mechanical kb, so for example frame key will stay on F6 rather then
be on top-right corner, arrow keys will be hopelessly confused...).

I can also send you touchpads.

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