Re: [NTLK] Newt Newbie questions

From: Sonny Hung <>
Date: Mon Nov 13 2006 - 20:20:02 EST

On 11/13/06, Scott Hoffman <> wrote:
> First let me say "Hi!" and it's great to be on the "Green side"! :)

Welcome Scott to the Green Side!

> I just recently purchased my first Newton - a 2100 - from eBay / J & K
> Sales. I have been steadily gathering items necessary to hook it up to
> either of my computers and have hit a bit of a wall.

A good place to purchase one...
Not yet fluent with a Mac so I'll leave this to someone else to chime in on.

> Yet another issue I have been having is with my Newton Keyboard - I
> plug it into the serial dongle and hook it up to the Newton and get nothing
> - I open up Notes and tap on the screen and nothing I type appears - nada.
> As I have the latest Newton OS I shouldn't need any extra drivers
> should I? How can I tell that the Newton's port is actually working and
> rule out the keyboard?

You need to plug it in first THEN turn on your Newt!
It doesn't get recognized unless this is done in this order.
If you decide to plug it in while on you'll have to turn it off first
then back on for it to be recognized.

Where are you stationed?

God bless,
Sonny Hung
the Hung Family
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