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> Better usage of power and rec buttons
pmax20
post Nov 9 2004, 04:52 PM
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Hi, everyone

I just love reading e-books on my z6000 laugh.gif. I was wondering whether there's a possibility to use the power and rec buttons for scrolling pages, one page at a time.

Looks like Z reacts only when power or rec button is pressed for 3-4 secs. That leaves single clicks unused!

I tried mapping these buttons into JustReader (former opiereader), but it wouldn't recognize a single click on either on the buttons, although it does allow you to map any function on a longer click. Kernel assistance is quite apparent biggrin.gif

Thanks in advance
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guylhem
post Nov 12 2004, 05:26 AM
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You're right, this require kernel modification. In fact, using them for opie-reader was my #1 motivation in making a custom kernel (externe.net/zaurus/kernel)

Yet you not only need to hack the kernel but also .tbl files in /opt/Qtopia/etc/*tbl

I've not decided yet how I would map these keys, but I think I'd like to map:
power short press= lcd off (mp3 player, cell phone dialer, etc)
power long press = off

record short press= some key event
record long press=another key event

Then ppl could map these key events.

Anyway, I'm now as motivated as I was before, but I'd be interested in making these keys work if someone wanted to give a hand :-) Would you be interested in fixing the .tbl tables? The 6000 custom kernel has proper long keypresses support for every hardware key (address, calendar etc). All it needs is a good set of .tbl files. Then I'll go back into power/rec handling
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saakmotu
post Nov 30 2004, 11:33 AM
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I disabled the REC button as I found I was inadvertently pressing it too often.

I also mapped the "dot" button (the silver one above "cancel") to TAB.
Really helpful for when you want to keep the keyboard closed.
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guylhem
post Dec 5 2004, 08:31 AM
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Update on keyboard remapping on sl6000: correctly documented /opt/Qtopia/etc/*.tbl files to make custom working mappings (fn+shit, etc.)

http://externe.net/zaurus/keyboard

Now trying to play with power and rec buttons - that will require some kernel tweaking
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rrnwexec
post Nov 4 2005, 09:41 AM
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What a fantastic idea!! Just wondering if the tweaking has been completed?

Thanks in advance.


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QUOTE(guylhem @ Dec 5 2004, 09:31 AM)
Update on keyboard remapping on sl6000: correctly documented /opt/Qtopia/etc/*.tbl files to make custom working mappings (fn+shit, etc.)

http://externe.net/zaurus/keyboard

Now trying to play with power and rec buttons - that will require some kernel tweaking
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guylhem
post Nov 5 2005, 07:06 AM
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hello

it was. power and rec are now used to scroll to read ebooks. Please flash guylhem 1.0rc4 and try by yourself :-)

Guylhem
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