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

From: João Marcelo jmarcelo.alencar at gmail.com
Date: Wed Sep 9 00:30:09 EEST 2009

On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 6:10 PM, Mark<wolfmane at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

suppose this is the reason. is there a way to edit the init scripts
and change this process priority? this is a good explanation and also
explains other strange behaviors. i'm starting to consider the idea
that i'll have to learn with this.....

> Mark
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João Marcelo Uchôa de Alencar
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