[maemo-users] USB keyboard on n800?

From: Michael Wiktowy michael.wiktowy at gmail.com
Date: Wed Nov 7 00:05:04 EET 2007
On Nov 6, 2007 4:06 PM, drfredc at drfredc.com <drfredc at drfredc.com> wrote:
> Does anyone know if your typical USB keyboard will work in the n800,
> assuming you get the connector to convert from regular to small USB
> port?   Any thoughts on keyboard drivers?

It won't by default. Look up "usb host" in the mailing list archives
for copious amounts of discussion on this.

Part of the problem is that the N800 does not supply power from the
USB port to the device.
The other half of the problem is that you need software hacks to
switch the N800 into host mode vs the default client mode and AFAIK
the hacks are incomplete for the N800. They do work for the 770 though
(along with a power injector cable).

So, in a nutshell, it is probably easier and more painfree to get a
Bluetooth keyboard. Many of those work out of the box.


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