[maemo-users] OS 2008 Bluetooth keyboard problems

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Thu Apr 17 14:30:08 EEST 2008

ext Norman Ramsey wrote:
>  > Thanks, Tony, and to everyone else.  Because I rely so heavily on my N800
>  > for day-to-day operations, I'm very hesitant about doing anything that will
>  > impact that.  I have no problem with re-installing the software (although I
>  > don't want to) but wanted to make sure the tools I use are there.
> I would definitely encourage you *not* to upgrade.  In addition to the
> touch-screen problems already mentioned, my OS2008 'upgrade' has had
> the following disastrous effect on my Igo Stowaway Bluetooth keyboard:
>   1. Based on random criteria I haven't been able to figure out, the
>      Bluetooth keyboard sometimes activates the word-completion
>      feature used with the stylus keyboard.  This is so slow (I type
>      75 words per minute on a kinesis so probably half that on the
>      stowaway) that the keyboard becomes useless because the N800
>      can't keep up.
>   2. THE KILLER: Once I have connected a bluetooth keyboard, the
>      on-screen stylus keyboard and thumb keyboard no longer work.
>      Even when the BT keyboard is put away and turned off, attempts to
>      use the stylus keyboard produce only a black bar at the bottom of
>      the screen with the letters Abc at the far right.  The only cure
>      is to reboot the machine.
>      I can't tell you how angry I am about this.  For me one of the
>      great benefits of the N800 is that it's always on, always
>      connected.  I mostly use the stylus but can easily connect a
>      keyboard if I have to write a long email.  Now that's all gone;
>      every time I think about the external keyboard I have to think
>      about whether I'm going to give up all my external state and
>      reboot.
> If these problems aren't fixed in the next release of OS2008 I'm just
> going to punt and go back to OS2007, which at least worked.

Which bug(s) did you report on these issues?

	- Eero

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