Terminal for ASU

Jacob Peterson jacobp at iastate.edu
Wed Jul 23 05:56:41 CEST 2008

Ken, I too feel your pain.  I had just stated to get things setup, then I
decided to update and to my surprise, all applications requiring a keyboard
are now useless.  I ended up reverting back to the July 21st snapshot for
now, but I will try editing the illume theme and rebuilding once I can
locate the required tools to edit the themes.

Having a manual keyboard button is an important feature.  The automatic
keyboard is not going to read my mind and know if I want it visible or not.
There may be times that I want the extra screen space to look at something
without half the screen taken up as the automatic keyboard suggests or maybe
the automatic keyboard isn't 100% bug free with 100% of applications
properly implementing support for it.  In a perfect world, a system without
a manual button might be feasible.  However this is far from a perfect world
and with an open system like this it is unrealistic to expect 100% of all
applications that can/will be used, to work perfectly with the automatic
keyboard.  Hopefully the order to remove the button will be reversed, as it
is sorely missed.


On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 8:39 PM, Ken Restivo <ken at restivo.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 09:01:24AM +0200, =?ISO-8859-1?Q?C=E9dric_Berger_
> wrote:
> > Indeed I fail to see the advantage of having no manual triggering of
> keyboard.
> > On my desktop PC, I have never dreamt of my keyboard popping out of a
> > drawer when it thinks I should need it...
> >
> > And this morning, after my daily opkg upgrade... I rebooted ASU and I
> > am stuck, not even able to enter my SIM PIN !!
> > Because... there was no keyboard on the screen !
> >
> >
> I experienced this today too. It rendered my FR useless. Everything I'd
> finally gotten working yesterday (VTE, Minimo, tasks app) stopped working
> today, and I'm stuck with, essentially, a brick.
> The keyboard doesn't even pop up automatically anymore, and there's no way
> to add it.
> Can someone document what hacks are available to bring the Illume keyboard
> back, and to manually trigger it with that little "qwerty" button that used
> to be there, in case the designers decide they don't want users to be able
> to type things in anymore?
> Thanks.
> -ken
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