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Old 06-01-2004, 10:55 PM   #1
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KDSKBENT: Invalid Argument

Hi I have just installed fedora core 2 for the 1st time.

When booting up , i get the following message, and i'm unsure to what this means or what to do.

KDSKBENT:Invalid Argument failed to bind key 255 to calue 2680

Can any one explain or fill me in to whats going on please

I aslo get this once i logged in a root


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Old 06-06-2004, 02:34 PM   #2
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I have a VERY simular error

I have a VERY simular error... mine reads:

KDSKBENT: Invalid argument
failed to bind key 255 to value 2015

If this does not get answered by your post I will post another, maybe. I think I will go and post one in the hardware forum and see if I can find anyhelp. You might want to look there after I post mine. I will title it KDSKBENT: Invalid argument / failed to bind key 255 to value 2015 (well as much as that I can write down in the subject line.

Oh yeah... I am also running FC2 on my system... by the looks of KDSKBENT it looks like it could be a keyboard error. I am using a "microsoft natual keyboard pro". What keyboard might you be using?

Good luck to you and me both...

Cheers from another
Old 06-24-2004, 12:19 PM   #3
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I have the same error:

KDSKBENT: invalid argument
failed to bind key 255 to value 1791

I don't want to post on your new thread because as long as it's got 0 replies, it stays in the queue, so to speak.


Old 07-13-2004, 07:11 AM   #4
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Same Problem

I've got the same problem with KDSK#! I recieved this message after login via console. This message appear only with my new compiled 2.6.6-kernel under fedora core 2. with my old kernel there are no problems. i think the message appears, because i changed the default for native language support (NLS) while editing the .config with xconfig. This problem appears only, when changing from utf8 to iso8859-15.

best wishes, elf99
Old 07-16-2004, 02:33 AM   #5
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Here is what you do:

Edit /bin/unicode_start and comment out (or delete) 'dumpkeys |
loadkeys --unicode' and it is solved.

For reference,


Last edited by jnx138; 07-16-2004 at 02:34 AM.
Old 08-09-2004, 04:34 PM   #6
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Old 08-27-2004, 10:23 PM   #7
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Originally posted by jnx138
Here is what you do:

Edit /bin/unicode_start and comment out (or delete) 'dumpkeys |
loadkeys --unicode' and it is solved.

For reference,

Worked like a charm for the same errors as above posts. Thanks a lot!


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