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Old 06-24-2008, 11:23 AM   #1
Reimerd
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Question How to change keyboard setup


Hi,

I have installed Slack last night and configure the keyboard as US and now the bios enable the keyboard but after slack startup to the login the keyboard does not work. Maybe the keyboard configuration is incorrect can I change it without reinstalling Slack from scratch. Please remember at the login my keyboard does not work. Is it possible to use the live CD to perform any changes?

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Old 06-24-2008, 03:02 PM   #2
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A couple of questions for clarification:

1. Does the keyboard function for you to edit the BIOS settings? (just to check and see that it is not a keyboard hardware problem)

2. Does ctrl+alt+F1 bring you to a terminal prompt? If so, does the keyboard work there? (just to check and see if it is an xorg configuration issue)

3. Is it a USB keyboard? If so, do other USB devices (like perhaps your mouse) work?

4. If you have a live CD, you can boot into it and make changes to the files on the hard disk. Do a search on rescues using Knoppix. If it is an xorg configuration issue, you would need to edit the file in /etc/X11/xorg.conf If you have a working configuration file on the live CD, you can overwrite the one on the hard drive with it.
 
Old 06-25-2008, 10:32 AM   #3
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Thank you for responding but I have reinstalled Slack with a QWERY keybord setup and it works.
 
Old 06-25-2008, 12:32 PM   #4
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Glad to hear it is working.
 
  


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