[sugar] [Olpc-open] jumpy cursor problem and sugar issue

Samuel Klein meta.sj
Thu May 8 16:01:40 EDT 2008

Advice from the field : try dusting a jumpy touchpad with chalkdust.   --SJ,
who is looking for a cite...

On Sun, Apr 27, 2008 at 7:50 AM, Bryan Berry <bryan.berry at gmail.com> wrote:

> Day 3 of the pilots at Bishwamitra and Bashuki and couple of issues have
> come up
> 1. We are having a lot of trouble w/ jumpy cursors. You know where the
> touchpad behaves erratically. Is there an easy fix to this problem?
> we are using build 703, MP machines, and firmware Q2d14. We have the
> kids hold down the 4 corner buttons as recommended in the XO user guide
> but that doesn't seem to consistently fix the problem.
> Dust is an issue at the schools but that can't explain the high rate of
> jumpy cursors. Please assist
> Suggestions?
> 2. For future reference: In general the kids and teachers find it quite
> confusing when they move the cursor to the corners of the screen and the
> Sugar frame pops up. The kids have learned the top row keys very quickly
> - faster than I thought - and they find the frame popping up quite
> confusing. They have learned to use the frame button already.
> pictures to come and a full write-up, I promise!
> Bryan W. Berry
> Systems Engineer
> OLE Nepal, http://www.olenepal.org
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