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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
> 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
> 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.