[maemo-users] A bluetooth keyboard for $45 -> StowAway "Shasta" for Blackberry (would it work?)

From: Aaron Newcomb anewcomb2 at gmail.com
Date: Thu Oct 23 05:17:58 EEST 2008
Ask and you shall receive. I just put up a blog post on my website.


On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 6:39 PM, Fernando Cassia <fcassia at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 7:29 PM, Aaron Newcomb <anewcomb2 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Well the keyboard cam in today and I am writing this email with it
>> now. It took me about 30 minutes to get working. You must download the
>> binary tarball at
>> http://fanoush.wz.cz/maemo/#kbdd
>> Then extract it, edit the btkbd.conf file, make the files executable,
>> put the keyboard in discover mode then run btkbd. After that the
>> keyboard should work. I am running this on Diablo. The script requires
>> you to be root which is one drawback.
>> Response seems pretty good. The "/" key is in a wierd place though. I
>> can't comment on battery life yet. Let me knw if you have more
>> questions.
> Excellent!. The only question that comes to mind is if all the
> software couldn't be just packaged into a nice .deb for easy
> installation by anyone without dropping to a shell.
> (Not that I care, but others aren't so fond of the CLI)
> Thanks for the reporting Aaron!. I hope I'm not bugging you but can
> you take a pic of the extended keyboard next to the N800 so I could
> see its relative size? (If you need web storage you could use
> http://pages.google.com while logged in to your GMail account, then
> upload the jpg there and get its URL).
> FC

Aaron Newcomb

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