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Old 05-23-2005, 04:51 PM   #1
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key for ">, <" and "#" not working


I own a Acer TravelMate 220 with SuSE 9.0 (KDE 3.1.4) installed.

From the beginning on, the key for ">, <" (left of the space bar) and the key for "#" (left of the enter key) had never been working. I was able to ignore this, but since I started programming I start missing those keys and need to solve this issue urgently (if possible).

I have tried almost every combination of keybord layout in KDE controll center but none of them worked.

I find it very strange, that showkey (on a textconsole) never responded a keycode of those 2 keys (but of all others) . Therefore I wonder, if they are scanned at all by the system....

How can I investigate this further??

Thanks for any help

Old 05-23-2005, 07:04 PM   #2
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Edit XF86config or xorg.conf, and add/change this line:
Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
Old 05-24-2005, 10:25 AM   #3
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unfortunately that did not work.

Instead of xorg.conf I found /etc/X11/XF86conf and I edited the line as suggested.
I also have /etc/sysconfig/keyboard, where I find this line:
I tried already ...., pc102

But still, no characters when I hit those keys nor a keycode when I check it with showkey.

Any idea what could make my system to recognize the missing keys?


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