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Old 05-06-2009, 11:03 PM   #1
mike11
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Function keys (F2--F12) stop working after a while (Desktop PC, Debian Lenny, P6)


Hi All,

As mentioned in the title, I'm using Debian Lenny (Pentium 6, 32bit) with Gnome, Desktop PC.
When the machine boots all keys work fine but after a while the function keys (F2--F12) stop working. When this happens xev does not detect the keypresses. The keyboard is Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard 4000, Korean layout.

Any ideas?

Cheers,
Mike.
 
Old 05-06-2009, 11:55 PM   #2
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F key lock engaged?

That keyboard has a lock to prevent "accidental" F-key presses. Sounds like it is getting engaged.
 
Old 05-07-2009, 08:19 PM   #3
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Thanks kzutter, it seems that was the problem (I wasn't aware of this special F-lock button).

Cheers,
Mike.
 
  


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