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 oole.com, or fedora.redat.com, 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