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From: Mansour Al Akeel <mansour.alakeel@...>
Subject: Re: keymap broken
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 02:19:41 -0400
Thank you Dale.
That did the trick. I was not able to remove the service, as it
doesn't exist, but it gave me an idea about turning the numlock off.
For others in same situation, it can be done with Fn+Alt+Num Lk on
Asus Laptop U46E


On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 10:31 PM, Dale <rdalek1967@...> wrote:
> Mansour Al Akeel wrote:
>>
>> I got a newer laptop, and rather than installing gentoo, I just
>> swapped the hard disks. Now when I boot into the new one,
>> it works up to the level I am expecting (still need some drivers), but
>> the keyboard act wierd. When I press "m" it types "0",
>> and some other keys don't send anything at all.
>> This issue starts when I start my xdm (configured to start slim). With
>> the text run level (console), there's no issues until I start and stop
>> xdm.
>>
>> I am not sure if I modified something long time ago in the config, to
>> use different keymaps, but this issue didn't exist on the older
>> laptop.
>> What files could have such a configuration, that I need to look into ?
>>
>> Thank you.
>>
>>
>
> That may be the laptop itself.  My ex did this once.  There is a way to put
> the laptop in numlock mode for entering a lot of numbers.  I think it is ALT
> and something up across the top on the right hand side.  I don't think it is
> a function key but it may be.  If yours is anything like my ex's, it will
> have numlock somewhere on the key.  Hers was a different color to match the
> other key, ALT I think.  Just do some color matching on that.
>
> Every manufacturer is different but maybe, just maybe this will get you on
> track to at least finding a solution.
>
> If this changes after you have booted, try removing the numlock service from
> the default runlevel.  That may cause the same thing I described above.
>  Most want that on a desktop but not on a laptop.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Dale
>
> :-)  :-)
>
>


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-- Mansour Al Akeel
Re: keymap broken
-- Dale
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