[maemo-users] Keyboard for N800

From: Ryan Pavlik abiryan at ryand.net
Date: Mon Dec 10 05:20:26 EET 2007
Dr. Nicholas Shaw wrote:
>> For my N800 I bought the StowAway (NOT the compact version which is 
>> crippled) and it works perfectly except
>> a) the ESC gets intercepted by OS2007
> Very true.  Hopefully this is corrected in OS2008.  CTRL also doesn't work.
>> b) OS2007 requires lots of clicks to crank up BlueTooth and make it
> connect.
> Once the StowAway is paired, just turn it on and it will work.  An excellent
> keyboard.
> ///Peter
> Nick. 
The easiest thing to do is when you get the keyboard, go into the 
bluetooth control panel, pair it, and choose to make it a preferred 
device.  Then, hitting any key and waiting a moment or two will 
auto-connect it from that point forward. 

Ctrl works fine for me (full-sized iGo/ThinkOutside Stowaway Bluetooth) 
- perhaps you mean Fn?  The layout on the N800 intercepts Fn and 
interprets it as a "right-click", so if you want to use any Fn-whatever 
key combinations (in light blue on the keyboard), you need to set up a 
small change.  I saw the instructions either on this list or 
internettablettalk.com recently - I think they involved xmodmap, google 
shall certain find them.

Ryan Pavlik
AbiWord Win32 Platform Maintainer, Art Lead: www.abisource.com
AbiWord Community Outreach Project: www.cleardefinition.com/oss/abi/blog/

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