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Old 07-23-2005, 10:06 PM   #1
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Unhappy Keys stop working on old hp Pavilion laptop

I am not sure if this is the best place to post this because it could be software, it could be hardware but the distro is installed on a laptop. So I have an old hp Pavilion n5150 on which I had Fedora core 3 running fairly successfully then upgraded to Core 4 at which point I noticed that the the g, h and quotes key as well as backspace were not working. So trying to go to Google I would end up putting in, or, etc. At first I thought it was the notebook, but when I enter the BIOS and use these keys they work fine.

So I did a clean install of Core 4 rather than an upgrade and lo and behold all the keys worked!!! I then was able to get my Netgear MA521 working with ndiswrapper and things were fine for the past 6 weeks or so until yesterday when again I noticed the same keys no longer work. Now I have upgraded the kernel with yum update from 1364 to 1398 but even when I did that the laptop worked fine. Now the only other change I can think of is that I installed the Flash plug-in for Firefox.

Has anyone ever heard of this happening where only a few keys stop working? Any idea what is causing these keys to not work? (btw I am using another PC to post this)

Much thanks in advance
Old 07-24-2005, 04:57 AM   #2
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have you tryed changing your keyboard layout?
Old 07-24-2005, 11:45 AM   #3
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thought about it...tried luck

Someone else suggested upgrading the driver, but under hardware it says the driver is how do I go about upgrading it?
Old 07-24-2005, 10:54 PM   #4
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upgrading the kernel ...
but I think Fedora already have a 2.6 kernel series


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