[sugar] jumpy cursor problem and sugar issue
Sun Apr 27 09:48:44 EDT 2008
Arjun Sarwal wrote:
> Similar issues were dominant at the India pilot too...
> On Sun, Apr 27, 2008 at 5:20 PM, 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.
> I thought there was a fix in Update.1 for the jumpy mouse bug ?
> Other than that, we had observed that the touchpad behaved differently
> because many kids chose to use a larger/smaller area of their fingers.
> Since this is a capacitive touchpad, perhaps that has got something to
> do with the amount of finger area in contact, or the amount of
> pressure that one puts (some kids chose to press harder and harder on
> the touchpad when they couldn't seem to get the cursor under control)
>> Dust is an issue at the schools but that can't explain the high rate of
>> jumpy cursors. Please assist
> We didn't find any direct relation with dust as such. Humidity, and
> sweaty fingers, though, did seem to make things consistently
I don't know if it works with the XO's, but I know that a useful
workaround for laptop touchpad in general is that if it doesn't work
well/smoothly, put a piece of paper over it. A "post it" works well.
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