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Old 09-06-2009, 06:27 PM   #1
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Laptop keyboard doesn't work with Puppy


any suggestions?
 
Old 09-07-2009, 03:31 AM   #2
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Perhaps you can give some info?
What kind of laptop, puppy version, does it work during install....

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Yes. GIVE MORE DETAILS
 
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Yes. GIVE MORE DETAILS
Please don't do this.
You can ask this in a polite way, without shouting
 
Old 09-07-2009, 08:05 AM   #5
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HP Pavillion dv4 1225dx with Vista
puppy-4.2.1-k2.6.25.16-seamonkey
I cannot do anything because the whole interface depends on the keyboard.

I don't mind shouting, 'long as I get the info I want!
 
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Would it be a waste of CDs to troubleshoot with different releases/puplets?
 
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If puppy boots, you need to choose the mouse and keyboard layout.
Does that work, or does the keyboard doesn't work at that moment?
Does the mouse work ?
You could try another release.
 
Old 09-07-2009, 05:55 PM   #8
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Right from the start, the keyboard is unresponsive.
I also just tried Ubuntu 9.04 64 bit, and the only keys that worked were the arrow keys and return. I didn't attempt an installation with Ubuntu.

The mouse worked with Ubuntu.
 
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Can you use the keyboard to enter the BIOS at boot?
Do you have vista installed?
Does the keyboard work in vista?
Perhaps the keyboard is broken or some cables disconnected?

Take a look at
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1079111
Ubuntu should work with that laptop
 
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Right from the start, the keyboard is unresponsive.
I also just tried Ubuntu 9.04 64 bit, and the only keys that worked were the arrow keys and return. I didn't attempt an installation with Ubuntu.

The mouse worked with Ubuntu.
Keyboards listen less in linux. You get to type something at the start. A and then nothing while the kernel boots. You can ttype all you like, but nothing listens.
Let's presume the keyboard/mouse are ok. I don't doubt that. One possibility is that the uhci_hcd and ohci_hcd modules are both loading and somehow conflicting with each other. Can you try an external keyboard?

At the command line when it says "boot:" you could try typing
linux blacklist uhci_hcd
and see what happens. Then, presuming a failure, try that with ohci_hcd
This is a shot in the dark, but it just may be a way of narrowing your problem down. Tell us exactly what happens.
 
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I have Vista and the keyboard works perfectly.
I'll try both of y'all's suggestions as soon as I get my laptop working normally (I held down the power switch while trying the Ubuntu live cd and now the laptop is sick)
 
  


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