[maemo-users] Some buttons not working properly on N800

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Wed Sep 9 00:10:12 EEST 2009
On Sun, Sep 6, 2009 at 6:39 PM, João Marcelo<jmarcelo.alencar at gmail.com> wrote:
> Helo Community,
> I've just bought a brand new nokia n800 tablet. It comes loaded with a
> old version of Maemo so I followed the instructions on
> http://wiki.maemo.org/Updating_the_tablet_firmware . I updated to the
> latest version, RX-34_DIABLO_5.2008.43-7_PR_COMBINED_MR0_ARM.bin using
> flasher-3.0.
> Everything worked just fine, the device rebooted. The problem happens
> when I single click the power button, the device mode menu appears and
> choose 'Lock touch screen and keys'. The screen is locked and I just
> can't unlock. When I click the power button again, a message asking me
> to press the central button appears. I click it, but the device
> doesn't unlock. The button seems to work with other applications, but
> it isn't something reliable, sometimes it doesn't work. The same can
> be said about all the other buttons, including the directional
> buttons, the return, menu and home buttons.
> Is it a hardware problem or by any chance is it related with software?
I suspect that there is a software issue. I don't usually have any
trouble unlocking the touch screen and keys, but I have a devil of a
time unlocking the device with the numeric code if I shut it down
while locked. I think that may be related to the piece of crap
metalayer-crawler hogging 100% of the system resources for several
minutes on bootup. Whose brilliant idea was it to design that process
to run on startup with top priority, anyway? It should only run with a
very low priority and allow other processes to run first.

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