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Old 11-25-2004, 07:19 PM   #1
DrakIE
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Laptop Keyboard Dies For No reason


For some reason, after I rebooted my laptop my keyboard dies on my laptop when vmlinuz
launches. Everything boots up fine and the laptop mouse works fine but nothing happens when
I use the keyboard. If I force a shutdown and then hit 'CAPS LOCK" it works all fine until vmlinuz "uncompresses" then the keyboard dies.

This is so god-damn irritating! I spent 4 or 5 solid days getting linux on this laptop and configuring
Wi-fi, KDE, firefox, wine, smb, etc, etc, etc, and there is just no chance in hell I'm going to do all that again, especially if I have no way of knowing if linux will "remember" where to find the keyboard driver.

T3
 
Old 11-25-2004, 07:40 PM   #2
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I have a HP nx9105 laptop (similar to the Compaq R3000 series) which does the exact same thing. It is a buggy BIOS implementation and has nothing to do with Linux "remembering" anything. Crappy solution until a better BIOS is released: Halt instead of reboot and use the power button to start again.


Håkan
 
Old 11-25-2004, 07:55 PM   #3
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RE

Thanks for the response. If it's the BIOS then why would the system
operate correctly for the last week? Reboot does not bring the keyboard
back. I've shut the system down, booted failsafe, everything I can think
of and still the keyboard now dies as soon as vmlinuz is uncomperssed.
I've disabled apm and done everything I can think of.
The thing that really puzzles me is why would the keyboard work fine
at the Suse bootscreen, it just fails now when linux loads. I suppose I'll
search for a dell c600 bios update and see if that does anything.

thanks,
T3
 
Old 11-25-2004, 08:43 PM   #4
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Updated to the A23 BIOS revision. Still keyboard is dead after kernel
loads. Well.. This is the node that must be operational 24/7 so I guess
its back to windows 2000 with this laptop.

Thanks,
T3
 
  


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