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Old 12-31-2003, 10:02 AM   #1
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Compaq Armada 3500


Hello All,

I recently attained a Compaq Armada 3500. It came with 98 which worked fine but I want any version of Linux I can load on it. I've tried Knoppix, Suse 8, Redhat 9, Phlak, & Morphix and can get the machine to boot off of them without an issue (except for RH which freezes after a short time). But the issue I'm having is that the keyboard never seems to map correctly, many of the letter keys will display as numbers. This is simply not acceptable as you can imagine. Has anyone ran into this issue w/ their laptop?

Thanks and Happy New Year!
 
Old 12-31-2003, 11:01 AM   #2
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Ok, silly question, but is Num-Lock turned on? I think the letters you refer to are: UIOJKLM. Hit the Fn key and the num-lock key.
 
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I'm pretty sure you are correct. I'll do that when I get home. Thanks for the advice. (I don't have any manuals for the thing, if that ends up being the issue I'm so going to laugh).
 
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That's alright - I've dealt with a number of Compaq laptops and that's normally the cause.
 
Old 01-05-2004, 10:14 PM   #5
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Hey there,

Since you have some experience w/ compaqs, do you have any idea what I need to load on a hd replacement to reload the bios? (for whatever odd reason compaqs load a portion of the bios on the drive)

Thanks!
 
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You should be able to pick up the bios from the Compaq/HP website - they normally keep all drivers there.

Go here and pick your model from the list.
 
  


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