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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:13 pm 
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It happened the second time today, the keyboard of my SmartBook would not work. Using a USB mouse, both times, I was able to select restart on the menu that comes up when the power switch is pressed (have not tried the touchpad to do this); fixing the problem without having to force power off.

Very odd. Anyone else see this?
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If so, then why is this ratio zero on most modern computer software?


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I get this a lot on smartbook. 1 in 5 times the screen is dead or the keyboard is dead. It will then work without problems once it gets over these issues at boot. Since the new updates the backlight has also gone from working perfectly to not sleeping with a force dpms off. I rarely turn the smartbook off throughout a day so I really need the backlight to switch off. I have a custom XFCE script that modifies gnome power settings to set the backlight to zero on alt+f8 at present.

It is annoying but I think they do an amazing job for the size of the company. Hopefully it's not an issue that is a symptom of some bigger problem.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:16 am 
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harryh wrote:
I get this a lot on smartbook. 1 in 5 times the screen is dead or the keyboard is dead. It will then work without problems once it gets over these issues at boot.


I've gone through hundreds of turn-ons and the keyboard was only dead twice. Display has always worked perfectly.

So far just a minor annoyance. At least I can clear it (so far) without forcing a power-off.
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Science, n. Investigation of natural phenomena.
Engineering, n. Domestication of natural phenomena.
Technology, n. Domesticated natural phenomena.

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\"It is essential for automatic computation that, instead of containing every single instruction necessary to carry out the program, the coded program include methods for generating instructions which are needed to carry out the program. ... One measure of the extent to which an automatic digital computer is used effectively is given by the ratio of the number of instructions formed in the machine to that of the instructions inserted into the machine initially.\" Mathematical Machines Volume I Digital Computers ©1961 Francis J. Murray

If so, then why is this ratio zero on most modern computer software?


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harryh wrote:
I get this a lot on smartbook. 1 in 5 times the screen is dead or the keyboard is dead. It will then work without problems once it gets over these issues at boot. Since the new updates the backlight has also gone from working perfectly to not sleeping with a force dpms off. I rarely turn the smartbook off throughout a day so I really need the backlight to switch off. I have a custom XFCE script that modifies gnome power settings to set the backlight to zero on alt+f8 at present.

It is annoying but I think they do an amazing job for the size of the company. Hopefully it's not an issue that is a symptom of some bigger problem.


We'll be revisiting the backlight driver in light of these issues (pun very much intended).
Matt Sealey, Genesi USA Inc.
Product Development Analyst


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:48 am 
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R. Tim Coslet wrote:
I've gone through hundreds of turn-ons and the keyboard was only dead twice. Display has always worked perfectly.

So far just a minor annoyance. At least I can clear it (so far) without forcing a power-off.


Well, the third time happened today.
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Science, n. Investigation of natural phenomena.
Engineering, n. Domestication of natural phenomena.
Technology, n. Domesticated natural phenomena.

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\"It is essential for automatic computation that, instead of containing every single instruction necessary to carry out the program, the coded program include methods for generating instructions which are needed to carry out the program. ... One measure of the extent to which an automatic digital computer is used effectively is given by the ratio of the number of instructions formed in the machine to that of the instructions inserted into the machine initially.\" Mathematical Machines Volume I Digital Computers ©1961 Francis J. Murray

If so, then why is this ratio zero on most modern computer software?


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Had the same thing here (keyboard dead & issues w/ screen), works fine after reboot.

Quite annoying but nothing absolutely major,


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