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C860 keyboard stops responding problem
« on: June 14, 2004, 07:36:32 pm »
Occasionally the keyboard will stop responding.  Usually after I have a lot of programs loaded, so maybe a memory problem? A reboot fixes this, but I was wondering if anyone else has seen the problem and knows a better way to get the keyboard going again.

I\'m running Sharp\'s Rom.

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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2004, 12:12:52 am »
My 860 would freeze when I tried to view an SD card full of pictures from my camera.  Fortunately, I have the Cacko 1.21b rom with memory management app running.  I created a 32M swap file on my CF card and no longer have any problems.

I would try creating a swap file on an SD or CF card manually, or better yet, flash to the latest Cacko ROM.
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2004, 10:13:44 am »
Hi,

Similar to you, I have problems with my SL-C860 keyboard not responding. I have Cacko Rom 1.21b (I recently installed the 1.21b hotfix, after uninstalling the 1.21a hotfix).

Before I installed the hotfix b, I noticed a few times that the keyboard would die, normally after unsuspending the Zaurus. This was fixed every time by rebooting.

I thought I'd address this by installing the b hotfix. Now I've done that, I've only had the keyboard behave itself once. Now, every time I boot up the box (reboot it or shutdown -r now it) the hardware keyboard doesn't work.

You'd think this might be a hardware problem, but I'm pressing the Home key to unsuspend it/boot it up, so that indicates the home key is working fine. Also note that the jogdial and cancel/enter buttons on the case-side all function fine.

I uninstalled keyhelper, thinking that that might help fix the problem, it didn't. I've rebooted the Zaurus multiple times, and still the problem is there. Is this a problem with Cacko 1.21b and the 860?

Does anyone have suggestions for investigating this (I didn't notice anything in /var/logs/dmesg), or advice for reinitialising the keyboard? Please pass your help on, before I am forced to nand restore my last backup.

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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2004, 10:58:48 am »
I run Cacko 1.21b on my c860 and have never had a problem with the keyboard.  I don't think this is a problem with the ROM.

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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2004, 12:33:54 pm »
I agree, never ever had this issue - memory hogging the Z or not.
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2004, 01:01:10 am »
I've had my c860 6 days and my keyboard has never worked. Strangely, if I press the Home/Power key when its off the unit powers on but then the keys will not function. I've made no modifications to the unit. I ordered it through Dynamism and seems to function flawlessly in every other way.

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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2004, 06:10:56 am »
I've had this problem recently since upgrading to Cacko 1.21b, on resuming from suspends

In my case, it appears to be related to having a Swap file created on SD card. If I disable it, and reboot, the problem disappears. I think this is an artifact of my SD card (or the mmcda driver...) since I also occasionally get my SD card remounted read-only after suspend/resume.

OK. Well I did have one recurrence but that was *definitely* a problem with libSDL after running Scummvm & exiting. That got fixed by re-running Scummvm and closing it nicely (instead of killing the process....)
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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2004, 02:03:32 pm »
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I've had this problem recently since upgrading to Cacko 1.21b, on resuming from suspends
The keyboard froze on me today on resuming from suspend (pdaXrom 1.1.0 "Kathrin" RC3). I had an Ambicom WiFi card inserted. Now, I remember reading something about this (or similar?) problem being solved by moving a cardctl (?) command by a line or two in some script. But I can't find that page anymore... Does anybody remember it? Thanks much in advance!