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SubjectAnswer to button problems Reply to this message
Posted byAnonymous (202.95.118.5)
Posted on10/26/01 01:08 AM



I found the following statement at www.pocketgamer.org

New Jornada: HP, we have a problem

Douglas Beck, author of RocketElite, has posted an interesting and worrying message in this Brighthand thread regarding a serious problem with the new Jornada 56x series that has been brought to his attention:

"The HP Jornada 56x will spontaneously stop reporting button presses through the GAPI. Therefore all games or applications that use the GAPI reading button presses will stop responding to any hardware button presses.

It is not known what causes this problem. It occurs fairly often considering it is something that should never happen. In the few days I was testing an HP 568 the device exhibited this behavior after only a few days of use.

It doesn't appear to be caused by any one particular user operation. Currently the only known solution is to perform a hard reset of the device. Also the device still operates normally and reports button presses for non-GAPI applications."

As if that wasn't bad enough, another problem is "that the HP 568 "Home" button does not report WM_KEYDOWN when pressed but only reports the WM_KEYUP when released. This "Home" button issue is a personal disappointment to users and developers alike because it renders the button virtually useless for game applications."

Douglas notes that "if you have experienced this problem yourself (and people have as I can see by browsing this discussion forum) or can offer solutions, I would encourage you to post."






SubjectRe: Answer to button problems new Reply to this message
Posted byAnonymous (192.97.38.94)
Posted on10/26/01 02:37 PM



Very interesting. I went to this site and read the posts. I remembered that when I installed mamece it asked me if I wanted to overwrite the gx.dll and I said yes. I'm wondering if I would have said "no" if I would still have the problem with the buttons not working. Does anyone know where I could get back my old gx.dll file.



> I found the following statement at www.pocketgamer.org
>
> New Jornada: HP, we have a problem
>
> Douglas Beck, author of RocketElite, has posted an interesting and worrying
> message in this Brighthand thread regarding a serious problem with the new
> Jornada 56x series that has been brought to his attention:
>
> "The HP Jornada 56x will spontaneously stop reporting button presses through the
> GAPI. Therefore all games or applications that use the GAPI reading button
> presses will stop responding to any hardware button presses.
>
> It is not known what causes this problem. It occurs fairly often considering it
> is something that should never happen. In the few days I was testing an HP 568
> the device exhibited this behavior after only a few days of use.
>
> It doesn't appear to be caused by any one particular user operation. Currently
> the only known solution is to perform a hard reset of the device. Also the
> device still operates normally and reports button presses for non-GAPI
> applications."
>
> As if that wasn't bad enough, another problem is "that the HP 568 "Home" button
> does not report WM_KEYDOWN when pressed but only reports the WM_KEYUP when
> released. This "Home" button issue is a personal disappointment to users and
> developers alike because it renders the button virtually useless for game
> applications."
>
> Douglas notes that "if you have experienced this problem yourself (and people
> have as I can see by browsing this discussion forum) or can offer solutions, I
> would encourage you to post."
>





SubjectRe: Answer to button problems new Reply to this message
Posted byAnonymous (24.14.102.138)
Posted on10/26/01 09:47 PM



> Very interesting. I went to this site and read the posts. I remembered that
> when I installed mamece it asked me if I wanted to overwrite the gx.dll and I
> said yes. I'm wondering if I would have said "no" if I would still have the
> problem with the buttons not working. Does anyone know where I could get back
> my old gx.dll file.
>
>
>
> > I found the following statement at www.pocketgamer.org
> >
> > New Jornada: HP, we have a problem
> >
> > Douglas Beck, author of RocketElite, has posted an interesting and worrying
> > message in this Brighthand thread regarding a serious problem with the new
> > Jornada 56x series that has been brought to his attention:
> >
> > "The HP Jornada 56x will spontaneously stop reporting button presses through
> the
> > GAPI. Therefore all games or applications that use the GAPI reading button
> > presses will stop responding to any hardware button presses.
> >
> > It is not known what causes this problem. It occurs fairly often considering
> it
> > is something that should never happen. In the few days I was testing an HP 568
> > the device exhibited this behavior after only a few days of use.
> >
> > It doesn't appear to be caused by any one particular user operation. Currently
> > the only known solution is to perform a hard reset of the device. Also the
> > device still operates normally and reports button presses for non-GAPI
> > applications."
> >
> > As if that wasn't bad enough, another problem is "that the HP 568 "Home"
> button
> > does not report WM_KEYDOWN when pressed but only reports the WM_KEYUP when
> > released. This "Home" button issue is a personal disappointment to users and
> > developers alike because it renders the button virtually useless for game
> > applications."
> >
> > Douglas notes that "if you have experienced this problem yourself (and people
> > have as I can see by browsing this discussion forum) or can offer solutions, I
> > would encourage you to post."
> >
>





SubjectRe: Answer to button problems new Reply to this message
Posted byAnonymous (24.14.102.138)
Posted on10/26/01 10:19 PM



> Very interesting. I went to this site and read the posts. I remembered that
> when I installed mamece it asked me if I wanted to overwrite the gx.dll and I
> said yes. I'm wondering if I would have said "no" if I would still have the
> problem with the buttons not working. Does anyone know where I could get back
> my old gx.dll file.
>
>
>
> > I found the following statement at www.pocketgamer.org
> >
> > New Jornada: HP, we have a problem
> >
> > Douglas Beck, author of RocketElite, has posted an interesting and worrying
> > message in this Brighthand thread regarding a serious problem with the new
> > Jornada 56x series that has been brought to his attention:
> >
> > "The HP Jornada 56x will spontaneously stop reporting button presses through
> the
> > GAPI. Therefore all games or applications that use the GAPI reading button
> > presses will stop responding to any hardware button presses.
> >
> > It is not known what causes this problem. It occurs fairly often considering
> it
> > is something that should never happen. In the few days I was testing an HP 568
> > the device exhibited this behavior after only a few days of use.
> >
> > It doesn't appear to be caused by any one particular user operation. Currently
> > the only known solution is to perform a hard reset of the device. Also the
> > device still operates normally and reports button presses for non-GAPI
> > applications."
> >
> > As if that wasn't bad enough, another problem is "that the HP 568 "Home"
> button
> > does not report WM_KEYDOWN when pressed but only reports the WM_KEYUP when
> > released. This "Home" button issue is a personal disappointment to users and
> > developers alike because it renders the button virtually useless for game
> > applications."
> >
> > Douglas notes that "if you have experienced this problem yourself (and people
> > have as I can see by browsing this discussion forum) or can offer solutions, I
> > would encourage you to post."
> >
>

Finally got mamece to work. For some reason the automatic installer download doesn't contain the latest version of mamece. I used the automatic installer to install the application and then individually had to download the latest version of mamece. Very annoying - but I'm up and running and very excited.




SubjectRe: Answer to button problems new Reply to this message
Posted byTekhmaster
Posted on10/29/01 11:10 PM



> > Very interesting. I went to this site and read the posts. I remembered that
> > when I installed mamece it asked me if I wanted to overwrite the gx.dll and I
> > said yes. I'm wondering if I would have said "no" if I would still have the
> > problem with the buttons not working. Does anyone know where I could get back
> > my old gx.dll file.
> >
> >
> >
> > > I found the following statement at www.pocketgamer.org
> > >
> > > New Jornada: HP, we have a problem
> > >
> > > Douglas Beck, author of RocketElite, has posted an interesting and worrying
> > > message in this Brighthand thread regarding a serious problem with the new
> > > Jornada 56x series that has been brought to his attention:
> > >
> > > "The HP Jornada 56x will spontaneously stop reporting button presses through
> > the
> > > GAPI. Therefore all games or applications that use the GAPI reading button
> > > presses will stop responding to any hardware button presses.
> > >
> > > It is not known what causes this problem. It occurs fairly often considering
> > it
> > > is something that should never happen. In the few days I was testing an HP
> 568
> > > the device exhibited this behavior after only a few days of use.
> > >
> > > It doesn't appear to be caused by any one particular user operation.
> Currently
> > > the only known solution is to perform a hard reset of the device. Also the
> > > device still operates normally and reports button presses for non-GAPI
> > > applications."
> > >
> > > As if that wasn't bad enough, another problem is "that the HP 568 "Home"
> > button
> > > does not report WM_KEYDOWN when pressed but only reports the WM_KEYUP when
> > > released. This "Home" button issue is a personal disappointment to users and
> > > developers alike because it renders the button virtually useless for game
> > > applications."
> > >
> > > Douglas notes that "if you have experienced this problem yourself (and
> people
> > > have as I can see by browsing this discussion forum) or can offer solutions,
> I
> > > would encourage you to post."
> > >
> >
>
> Finally got mamece to work. For some reason the automatic installer download
> doesn't contain the latest version of mamece. I used the automatic installer to
> install the application and then individually had to download the latest version
> of mamece. Very annoying - but I'm up and running and very excited.
>
You are correct.
Only the link I posted on this board and the cab file link on the site currently have the proper files.

I will try to get everything in sync this weekend.
My Appologies for any trouble you encountered.


Cheers,
-Techmaster


SubjectTekmaster: Answer to button problems new Reply to this message
Posted byAnonymous (66.126.94.242)
Posted on10/30/01 07:12 PM



Any chance of getting a modified ver of MegaMAMECE as well? ;)







SubjectRe: Tekmaster: Answer to button problems new Reply to this message
Posted byTekhmaster
Posted on10/30/01 10:31 PM



> Any chance of getting a modified ver of MegaMAMECE as well? ;)
>
Soon.
Maybe this weekend if I can find the time.
:)


Cheers,
-Techmaster


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