LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 11-30-2010, 07:03 AM   #1
aditya_moon
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2010
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 0
Strange keyboard problem in rhel5


Hello,
dear friends I am facing a very strange problem. I am using rhel5 server release 3 in my compaq c700 laptop. Kernal version 2.6.19.6. My problem is that at login screen my keyboard not working. At every other places like in win7 ( dual boot el5+win 7) it works fine even at stratup screen in linux if I try to type something everything works fine.
What I did prior to it just tried to install oracle 10g EE release 2 and changed some files according to it like
/etc/sysctl.conf, /etc/security/limits.conf, /etc/pam.d/login and bash_profile. and created a user group oradba and a user oracle. and then restarted the system. everything seemed fine then after thet I tried to run runInstaller which showed some error which I dont remember but it required xorg-x11-deprecated-libs package so downloaded and installed and then I had to restart due to some reason so restarted but after that my whole keyboard stopped working in login screen and now I am unable to access my rhel5 and I am writing this post from win 7. please help guys I am really unable to understand how installation of oracle is related to my keyboard problem. and sorry for such a long post. lastly please forgive me for any error in my post because this is my first post

Last edited by aditya_moon; 11-30-2010 at 07:04 AM.
 
Old 12-01-2010, 12:43 AM   #2
John VV
LQ Muse
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: A2 area Mi.
Posts: 16,830

Rep: Reputation: 2409Reputation: 2409Reputation: 2409Reputation: 2409Reputation: 2409Reputation: 2409Reputation: 2409Reputation: 2409Reputation: 2409Reputation: 2409Reputation: 2409
Quote:
but it required xorg-x11-deprecated-libs
let me see if i understand
you installed OLDER versions on something ontop of the correct versions ?
if so reinstall the CORRECT RHEL5 version using "yum"

contact your paid for support that you did buy from redhat
and for the oracle 10 support ask there paid for support ( it is not a 100% "free " program )

just HOW did you install the older version of this ?? unknown named program ?
Quote:
so downloaded and installed
just what and HOW and from where


also keep in mind that RHEL 5 was NEVER designed or intended to be ran on a laptop
and rhel5 with a oracle 10 DB was also NEVER designed for use on a laptop
 
Old 12-01-2010, 02:45 AM   #3
aditya_moon
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2010
Posts: 7

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
May be you are right. I am a newbie and thought of learning rhel5 and oracle so just installed everything on my lappy and started experimenting on it because I have nobody to teach me linux & I am desperate to learn. And about xorg I downloaded its rpm from net & just installed. & about support if both rhel and oracle's support are not free then there is any way i can learn free.& If both things are not designed for use on laptop and I want to learn them , then how can I learn?? lastly thanks for your reply.
 
Old 12-01-2010, 03:12 AM   #4
John VV
LQ Muse
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: A2 area Mi.
Posts: 16,830

Rep: Reputation: 2409Reputation: 2409Reputation: 2409Reputation: 2409Reputation: 2409Reputation: 2409Reputation: 2409Reputation: 2409Reputation: 2409Reputation: 2409Reputation: 2409
ok.
A few things
1) RHEL is not free
there is a "free" version but you can not install any new software on it .There are NO security updates .The main way to install software "yum" dose not work

so buy a license - RHEL6 is the current
or use the FREE community version CentOS
http://www.centos.org/

however rhel/cent are not designed for laptops .
They will run on most but not all laptops and somethings like the sound and the microphone might need to be manually set up
CentOS and laptops are not a good mix , unless you have years of working experience .

2) the oracle database ???

unless you MUST use it for a program there is a better and FREE one MySQL
mysql is also installed in most linux distros
for example
CentOS has mysql DB, & Apache -web server installed by default ( just not turned on )


For a new user i would recommend that you install Ubuntu or Mint .
Both are designed for ease of use by new users

http://distrowatch.com/
has links to them
also the Ubuntu forum is a very good place to learn things .

also for learning some of the basics
search this forum there are links to online books and tutorials all over the place
like this one - a bit old but it covers the basics for the command line - terminal , text only ( bash, csh,zsh)
http://tldp.org/LDP/Bash-Beginners-G...tml/index.html
http://rute.2038bug.com/rute.html.gz
and
http://www.linux.org/lessons/


but one thing is very important
READ the documentation for what ever distro you install
both Ubuntu and Mint are very well documented
 
Old 12-01-2010, 03:55 AM   #5
TheIndependentAquarius
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,672
Blog Entries: 29

Rep: Reputation: 917Reputation: 917Reputation: 917Reputation: 917Reputation: 917Reputation: 917Reputation: 917Reputation: 917
Ubuntu and Mint are recommended for newbies but the problem is that even the basic softwares like "gcc" compiler/"man" pages/"open-office" and many others (which I don't remember right now) have to be downloaded from the internet. You need to have a speedy internet connection going on.

and if due to the side effects of experimenting, you need to reinstall the OS (which I do very often), you'll again have to download all the softwares.

Therefore I recommend Mandriva: http://www2.mandriva.com/downloads/free/
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Strange file copy problem with RHEL5 Ratclaws Linux - Enterprise 5 07-02-2009 04:32 AM
Strange Keyboard Problem estes53 Linux - Hardware 3 10-19-2008 03:32 PM
Very strange keyboard problem shame Linux - Hardware 4 12-13-2006 06:20 PM
Strange Keyboard Problem q.sa Linux - Hardware 2 07-15-2005 08:22 AM
strange keyboard problem woodshop Linux - Software 2 07-25-2004 02:08 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:32 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration