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Do you want an ability to use Gemini PDA as USB keyboard?

Yes!
2 (28.6%)
No, I'm totally against adding this option!
0 (0%)
Couldn't care less.
5 (71.4%)

Total Members Voted: 7

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NCI

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Use your Gemini as USB keyboard!
« on: September 16, 2018, 11:51:15 am »
I believe that ability to use Gemini PDA as USB keyboard would be extremely proficient for those of us who have to setup/debug
 normally unattended machines, use standalone tablets but have to enter BIOS occasionally and/or needs & wants compact external keyboard with them at all times for any other reason. Implementation of this feature would require a modified kernel with enabled USB keyboard device profile. If poll shows most people here want this feature, I'm going to petition Planet Computers asking to include this USB connectivity option in their mainline kernel, so that it is possible to use by just installing an app and selecting keyboard USB profile when connecting to other device.
« Last Edit: September 16, 2018, 12:01:44 pm by NCI »

DJO

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Use your Gemini as USB keyboard!
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2018, 07:29:56 pm »
Quote from: NCI
I believe that ability to use Gemini PDA as USB keyboard would be extremely proficient for those of us who have to setup/debug normally unattended machines....

No use for me but I can see the possible use, the lack of F keys is a bit of a bugger though.

Perhaps doing it over Bluetooth instead of USB would be easier to implement, many devices have BT already and if not USB BT adapters are dirt cheap.

NCI

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Use your Gemini as USB keyboard!
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2018, 03:22:29 am »
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Perhaps doing it over Bluetooth instead of USB would be easier to implement, many devices have BT already and if not USB BT adapters are dirt cheap.

 F-keys can be added easily via simple keyboard layout adjustment. Bluetooth keyboard is easier to implement but only works when OS is booted and Bluetooth turned on; it is unusable for say BIOS operation or installing OS.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2018, 03:27:21 am by NCI »

Eldkatten

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Use your Gemini as USB keyboard!
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2018, 04:26:49 am »
Having a Bluetooth-Keyboard-Profile would be nice, because I still use my phone for SMS, Gemini for WhatsApp only. USB-Keyboard has no use for me.