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Old 02-20-2011, 08:06 PM   #1
billpyke
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how add code to boot options


i found a post that seemed relevant to my issue:

Adding "i8042.nopnp=1 i8042.dumbkbd=1" to the boot options solved the problem.

I can get to the grub screen where boot options are editable, but where do I add the above code? And will it "stick" or do i have to input the code every time i boot?

Thanks in advance,

Bill

BTW the issue I'm trying to solve is a non-responsive Dell Inspiron 2600 keyboard. I'll tackle the non-responsive trackpad once i get the keyboard working!
 
Old 02-20-2011, 08:23 PM   #2
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All options go on the end (normally) of the kernel line. If you are doing this from command mode of the boot menu, it is for that boot only.
Tell us which version of grub, and we'll tell you which file to update to make it permanent.
 
Old 02-20-2011, 08:24 PM   #3
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:27 PM   #4
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code did not fix issue...

Thanks, syg00!

I added the code to the boot options as described, but it did not fix my keyboard issue.

Thanks again for explaining it to me.

Bill

If you have any other thoughts on how to solve my issue, I'm all ears...
 
Old 04-20-2011, 12:34 AM   #5
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Hi Billpyke,

I just replaced the keyboard on my Inspiron 2600 (extremely easy to do - instructions found using Google), and in the course of looking for the instructions, I came across a couple of articles on locked 2600 keyboards. If you are still having the problem, you might want to look here: http://www.ehow.com/how_4867818_unlo...-inspiron.html

Apparently for the large majority of locked 2600 keyboards, the solution is to simply power down and remove the battery for at least five minutes, then reinstall and power up.

Hope that helps.
 
  


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