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From: Dale <rdalek1967@...>
Subject: Re: keymap broken
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2011 21:31:31 -0500
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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