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Old 08-15-2006, 10:41 AM   #1
aldago
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Keyboard Problem


I'm running Puppy Linux 2.02-Seamonkey live cd.
It seems that no matter what keyboard setup I try to use I can't get a correct function. As an example, with the current setup:
keyboard yields
a q
z w
m ,
; m
I've tried us, br, latin1, etc. to no avail. Can anyone help???

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Old 08-15-2006, 11:17 AM   #2
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Stupid Question but I will ask anyways, Do you know if it is a working keyboard. The reason I ask is that my sister had a problem with hers and it was producing the same results as yours.
 
Old 08-15-2006, 12:07 PM   #3
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Yes, I've been using the keyboard that came with a brand spanking new computer.
 
Old 08-15-2006, 02:39 PM   #4
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Can you change the keyboard with setxkbmap in a terminal window:

$ setxkbmap us

What is in your xorg.conf file?
 
Old 08-15-2006, 03:40 PM   #5
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With all due respect to Dell, the fact that it's a brand new keyboard makes its quality MORE suspect, rather than less. Keyboards don't fail much, but when they do, it's usually early in their life, like all electronics. Also, of course, manufacturing errors are the most likely problem, especially with something new. I doubt anyone actually ever tested the keyboard before sending it out. Can you swap in a different keyboard and see if the problem remains?
 
Old 08-15-2006, 07:19 PM   #6
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Keyboard Problem

Hey Guys. The problem has been solved. It was my fault for not selecting the correct keyboard. Thanks for your responses.
 
Old 08-15-2006, 09:38 PM   #7
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Could you post what option you chose so someone else later on that has the same problem may use your fix to solve theirs.
 
Old 08-16-2006, 05:08 AM   #8
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Quote:
a q
z w
m ,
; m
makes me think of QWERTY vs AZERTY (used in just a few countries) keyboard lay-outs.
On a AZERTY keyboard, the top row of letters reads AZERTYUIOP, whereon a QWERTY, it reads QWERTYUIOP.
Hence, the A is swapped with the Q and the Z with the W. Also the 'M' is placed differently too. The 'M' on a AZERTY is put to the right of the 'L', whereas it's besides the 'N' on QWERTYs.

So, I guess the OP solved his problem by choosing an appropriate keyboard lay-out (typically Belgian/French for AZERTY, UK/US for QWERTY, but there are some local variations for some countries).
 
Old 08-16-2006, 09:24 AM   #9
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When he wrote "... no matter what keyboard setup I try ..." I thought he meant it was stuck on French and he couldn't change it.

QWERTY - English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
AZERTY - French
QWERTZ - German, Czech, Polish (and other Slav languages probably)

There are also keyboards for Greek, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic and other Arabic-based scripts, the Indic languages etc etc
 
Old 08-16-2006, 10:42 AM   #10
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AZERTY is also common in Belgium.
 
  


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