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Old 08-14-2013, 10:47 PM   #1
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Help needed space bar won't work


A good day to all

First ever download of linux mint 15 or any linux all seems well except that the space bar will not work when typing I just type one long word any advice please.

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Old 08-14-2013, 10:53 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!

Bad keyboard? Are you sure it works at all?

What kind of machine, etc...
 
Old 08-14-2013, 11:17 PM   #3
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Hello thank you for the reply machine is a HP DV9000 notebook and yes the key board works seems to be the back space button and space bar that do not.
 
Old 08-14-2013, 11:21 PM   #4
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please include the computer specs
CPU,RAM,the age if older than say 5 years
Is it 32 bit or 64 bit ?
if a 64 bit computer is it a 32 bit or 64 bit OS ( version of mint) ?

is this a real install to the hard drive ?
or a virtual install on something like virtualbox
or
is it a "live" version running off a dvd

Is this a Desktop ,or a laptop, or a "netbook / tablet" handheld ?


------------ edit -----
so it is this
http://www.cnet.com/laptops/hp-pavil...-32064897.html

what version of mint did you install
http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php

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Old 08-14-2013, 11:34 PM   #5
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Manufacturer: HEWLETT-PACKARD

Description:
HP PAVILION dv9007TX NOTEBOOK
Intel Core 2 Duo 1.83GHz, 1GB RAM, 17" WXGA+, 120GB HDD, BT, Wi Fi, Webcam, Win MCE DVD Super multi DL, Express Card Digital TV Tuner,
32 bit on the hard drive
Product Information:
PROC : Intel Core 2 Duo T5600 1.83GHz, 667MHz FSB, 2MB L2 cache
MEM : 1024MB DDR2 667Mhz, 2 DIMM slots (2GB max)
STORAGE : 120GB 5400rpm; Super Multi 8X DVD+/-RW DL
DISPLAY : 17.0" WXGA+ Ultra BrightView Dual Lamp Widescreen (1440 x 900)
AUDIO : Altec Lansing speakers
GRAPHICS : NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 with upto 512MB dedicated graphic Mem
NTWK : Intel PRO/Wless 802.11a/b/g; Intg 10/100/1000 Gigabit LAN, BlueTooth
COMMS : High speed 56K modem
POWER : 8-cell Li-ion battery
PORTS : Intg 1.3 Megapixel webcam, 4 USB 2.0, VGA, HDMI, IEEE 1394, RJ-11, RJ-45, 1 Headphone jack with SPDIF, 1 Headphone jack (addl), 1 Mic jack, Consumer IR, S-Video Output, AC Adaptor, Intg HP Mobile Remote Control, HP Express Card Digital TV tuner
EXP SLOTS: ExpressCard/54 slot (supports both 34 & 54 form factors),Intg 5-in-1 digital Mem reader slot (xD, SD, MMC, Mem Stick, Mem Stick PRO)
OS : MS Win XP Media Centre Ed
 
Old 08-14-2013, 11:36 PM   #6
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Sorry typo
32 bit linux downloaded to hard drive notebook 5yr old.
 
Old 08-14-2013, 11:51 PM   #7
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this should not be the problem , but might .
if the default language is NOT the same as the country you are in
say, for example "English" but you are in Germany or Japan . That might cause some problems , but should not these days .

Also if that was the issue there might be more problems

can you read the logs ?
/var/log/???
the "massages" and "boot.0.log" files should show an error
also there might be a "xorg.log" if so look for a " (EE)
that double ee is an error

on the boot screen where you login , there also might be a link to any boot error massages
if so are there any errors
 
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English selected country Au could this be an instal problem or the keyboard playing up program seems to work 99% ok although I couldn't start FF from the tool bar but could from the start menu which I could before.
 
Old 08-15-2013, 12:16 AM   #9
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FF problem was my fault panel edit on
 
Old 08-15-2013, 01:49 AM   #10
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Thank you for suggestions help is no longer needed.
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