07-24-2007, 10:55 AM
Well, my dream of replacing my laptop with an N770 & Nokia keyboard has been burst...
The constant timing out makes the setup useless for me . I'm in a situation where I'm watching a show and need to make some notes every couple of minutes -- but every time I go to type something on the keyboard the connection has been lost. By the time I reboot the keyboard and reconnect it to the tablet I've forgotten what I was going to write!
The Bluetooth driver is the one I downloaded directly from the built-in app manager. I don't suppose anybody knows of another version or hack I can use to prolong the keyboard's time out?
07-28-2007, 11:43 AM
Fear not, there is a way around this. I needed to use a usb barcode reader on some N770s for a project at work.
There are two problems.
First, the screen times out as keypresses whether usb or bluetooth don't count as activity:
# timeout-options-extend - adds longer timeouts to menu options
gconftool-2 --type "list" --list-type "int" --set "/system/osso/dsm/display/possible_display_dim_timeouts" "[10,30,60,120,300,3600,36000]"
gconftool-2 --type "list" --list-type "int"
--set "/system/osso/dsm/display/possible_display_blank_timeouts" "[10,30,60,120,300,3600,36000]"
# timeout-lengthen - make timeouts very long
gconftool-2 --type "int" --set "/system/osso/dsm/display/display_dim_timeout" 36000
gconftool-2 --type "int" --set "/system/osso/dsm/display/display_blank_timeout" 36000
# timeout-shorten - reduce timeouts back to normal
gconftool-2 --type "int" --set "/system/osso/dsm/display/display_dim_timeout" 60
gconftool-2 --type "int" --set "/system/osso/dsm/display/display_blank_timeout" 120
Second: the virtual keyboard pops up on Return instead of entering the line:
# disablevkbd - prevent virtual kbd popping up
xmodmap -e 'keycode 36 = KP_Enter'
# enable-vkbd - makevkbd pop up again
xmodmap -e 'keycode 36 = 0xff0d'
Cut and paste these into scripts. If it isn't clear, the lines beginning gconftool are single lines and have been wrapped by the forum.
I found these answers after a fair amount of googling - but from others' posts, the sources for which I have subsequently lost, alas. Anyway, I'm not the original author(s), I'm just combining the results. These could still do with a nice front end, or being integrated into the launcher.:D
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