[maemo-users] Itouch v N8x0

From: hendrik at topoi.pooq.com hendrik at topoi.pooq.com
Date: Tue Dec 23 14:53:51 EET 2008
On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 12:27:38PM -0600, wolfmane at gmail.com wrote:
> On 12/23/08, hendrik at topoi.pooq.com <hendrik at topoi.pooq.com> wrote:
> >> So exactly what model is your keyboard?
> >
> > It's an alphasmart neo.  I've never found another keyboard that feels as
> > good when I'm typing.  And it can be used separate from the computer,
> > too, wherupon is saves up what you type so that later, at the computer,
> > it uploads everything by typing it into you word processor.  It runs on
> > three AA batteries for about nine months of normal use.
> >
> >> 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).
> >
> >   The keyboard works without special effort on Windows, Mac, and
> > Debian Linux.  But yes, perhaps maemo has left out a driver that was
> > present in Debian.  And maybe it demands power from the USB port in
> > hookup mode that it doesn't need otherwise.  Perhaps draining USB power
> > is how it recognises there's a computer there.
> >
> > I just know it's annoying.
> >
> > -- hendrik
> >
> I'll bet it's a power issue, not a driver one. Try hooking it up
> through a powered hub: if it works, that means it needs power for the
> additional electronics that the tablet can't provide. If it doesn't
> work, it's probably a driver issue. I know that my N800 can't power
> USB memory drives, but works fine with my keyboards. Although it's
> amazing to me that it actually can power the receiver for my wireless
> keyboard. I would have thought that that would take at least as much
> power as a memory drive, but apparently not.
> Mark

Will try.

-- hendrik

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