Runaway ioreg process with new Typematrix on mac
  • jafish February 2011

    I just received my new 2030 in the mail today, but I've been unable to really test it because it causes an ioreg process to run on my Mac that cannot be killed (tried to force quit) nor does it ever quit (until I unplug the Typematrix keyboard and go back to the regular laptop keyboard). I went through the process detailed here to install the keyboard:

    Unfortunately, this ioreg process renders my computer practically unusable, and web searches haven't been helpful in solving the problem. Please help, because otherwise I like this thing and would like to use it.

    I'm on a recent generation Macbook Air running Mac OS X 10.6.6.

  • jafish February 2011

    I narrowed this problem down to a conflict with a battery calibration tool called Watts ( Disabling that (it doesn't need to be running all the time anyway) fixed this problem.

  • @jafish:

    Hello. Glad you figured this out - this was certainly a new one to us. Considering that the TypeMatrix uses no special software though (it uses your standard USB HID drivers), I can't help but feel that this is a software issue unrelated to the keyboard itself. Of course we can't be 100% certain, but it does look like that's what's happening.


  • anders March 2011

    I've noticed this issue as well. It causes issues with any app that uses SDL and joystick input such as LÖVE, or IORegistryExplorer. I reported the bug to Apple.

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