Screen goes dim when gnome loads and odd keyboard problem
After spending countless hours installing my very first Linux distro, Slackware, on my ancient laptop, and settiang up my pcmcia ethernet card to work with my colleges dhnet, I have run into a few problems that I can't seem to fax. The first is right when Gnome Loads,for about 5 seconds the screen is normial,but shortly after goes dim and stays dim. I'm guessing this has to do with my video driver or refresh rates or something,but im a newb and don't know how to go about troubleshootang. My second problem is less importiant but more annoyiang. Whenever I type certian keys on my keyboard, it prints two characters instead of one. For instance, when I type "a" it prints "ia" and when I hit "i" it also prints "ia". It even does this at the Lilo boot screen. When I plug in a USB keyboard though,the problem is gone. Does this mean that its a hardware problem? thanks for your help.