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Old 12-12-2006, 01:06 AM   #1
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Sony Vaio laptop VGN-TX2XRP keyboard issue

Hello linuxquestions!
I have just installed SuSE 10.0 on my laptop Sony Vaio VGN-TX2XRP. I have a keyboard issue. Some of the keyes does not work. They are: F1, F3, F5, F7 and so on (odd ones), Left Ctrl key.
Does anybody know what I should to do? Thank you.
Old 01-11-2007, 11:54 PM   #2
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Are you sure the keys aren't broken? I know it probably wouldn't pass the BIOS check in that case, but stranger things have happened.

If I knew what desktop you were running, I might be able to point you in the direction of some keymapper program. From the cmd line, /usr/bin/showkey is probably a place to start.
Old 01-12-2007, 04:35 AM   #3
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Thank You for "showkey" utility. I didn't know this usefull command. As to my laptop I have sent it for repair by warranty.

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