[maemo-users] Itouch v N8x0

From: kenneth marken kemarken at broadpark.no
Date: Mon Dec 22 17:57:54 EET 2008
Mark wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 1:47 AM,  <hendrik at topoi.pooq.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 10:19:17PM -0600, Mark wrote:
>>> I've been using my N800 tethered to my basic but bluetooth-enabled
>>> phone for Internet access on the go, and I can do a heck of a lot of
>>> stuff the iPhone can only dream about, even if hacked. If I want a
>>> real keyboard, just fire up USB host mode, and type away at a speed
>>> that no iPhone or tiny bluetooth keyboard can hope to do.
>>> They make
>>> inexpensive compact USB keyboards in any configuration you could
>>> possibly want, and keyboards work just fine with the limited power the
>>> tablet can provide (even my Gyration wireless receiver works with no
>>> other power).
>> If only my N800 *would* recognise my self-powered USB keyboard as a
>> keyboard!
>> -- hendrik
> So exactly what model is your keyboard? I don't have any trouble with
> my self-powered USB hub and/or keyboard in any configuration. I
> suspect that your keyboard isn't quite USB compliant and requires a
> driver (that may exist by default and load automatically in other
> OSs). Some hubs have that problem - and shouldn't.
> I've toyed with the idea of hacking a hub and keyboard together to
> save space and increase the number of power options
iirc, there are keyboards out there with built in hubs. i do not have a 
link to one available tho...

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