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Old 08-01-2006, 07:43 PM   #1
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Can't get keyboard to work.


Ok, i'm trying to install Debian on my laptop but i can't get the keyboard to work.
The keyboard works on the 'bootscreen' but after i typed 'enter' or 'linux' or 'linux26' i get no reaction. Anybody had the same problem and have the solution?
The keyboard is a 'NEC Note Keyboard with One-Touch start buttons'

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Old 08-02-2006, 01:59 AM   #2
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Is it a 'normal' US keyboard, or something else? (Norwegian)
 
Old 08-02-2006, 02:09 AM   #3
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If it is USB-keyboard then you need to have the support for that in the kernel.
 
Old 08-02-2006, 08:35 AM   #4
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can a laptop have a usb keyboard?
 
Old 08-02-2006, 03:58 PM   #5
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It is a norwegian keyboard.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 02:11 AM   #6
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pass the bootkbd parameter when typing linux/linux26.
at the welcome screen, go through F3 - F5 to learn about
parameters you can use.
You'll have to set it to norwegian.
Maybe:
linux26 bootkbd=nw
Or 'no'. Or 'ny'. I don't know. You'll have to find that out
on your own
 
Old 08-07-2006, 11:28 AM   #7
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Already tried that
 
Old 08-07-2006, 12:17 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by baikonur
can a laptop have a usb keyboard?
If it has a usb port it can have a usb keyboard.
 
Old 08-07-2006, 12:19 PM   #9
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Did you try entering expert at the boot prompt?

Not really sure this will make any difference, but it's worth a shot.
 
Old 08-08-2006, 11:02 AM   #10
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Yes, i entered expert, didn't help. So i plugged in a USB keyboad and that worked, but i still can't get the keyboard to work after the install.
 
Old 08-09-2006, 06:32 AM   #11
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If it has a usb port it can have a usb keyboard.
I knew someone would have to be funny. Just knew it, right away.
 
Old 08-10-2006, 06:01 PM   #12
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Ok, now i gave up the debian thing and have tried xubuntu. Same problem here, but i plugged in a USB keyboard and mouse and got the install done. After the install the keyboard still does not work, i did some googling and found a link saying that i should edit /boot/grub/menu.lst and put acpi=off. This does not work, and i can't find any drivers for the keyboard and touchpad. Anybody have any ideas?
 
Old 08-15-2006, 04:44 PM   #13
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Come on, anybody ?
 
  


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