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Old 01-04-2017, 06:52 AM   #1
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Lost keyboard


I'm running Suse Leap 42.1

This morning I found the 'FQ' tab, which led me here but I can't find the question I asked last night!*

Keyboard wouldn't produce the pipe symbol so with YaST, I changed the keyboard from 'generic' to 'Packard Bell 123'.

Didnt realise the implications. Still did not have the pipe. Left that problem to explore Samba.*

When I rebooted I found I had no keyboard of mouse.*

I have tried f2, f8 and f12 on reboot but it runs on until the gui is up, waiting for my password.*

I put the leap dvd in and have got into rescue mode. I logged in as root (no password)*

But what do I do now?
 
Old 01-04-2017, 07:53 AM   #2
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This link shows all your posts some of which have replies:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...archid=8751460

If you go to "Subscribed Threads" at right it should show any threads you subscribed to which would ordinarily include any you started.
 
Old 01-04-2017, 08:04 AM   #3
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can't you click your way through with the mouse til the bit where you changed the keyboard layout, and change it back to what it was?

with
Code:
setxkbmap -query
i get
Code:
rules:      evdev
model:      pc105
layout:     fi
and the pipe symbol '|' is reached by pressing AltGr and '<' (left of Z).
 
Old 01-05-2017, 04:42 AM   #4
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Hi Mensawater and ondoho


Thanks for that interesting link. MensWater

I'm in 'rescue mode', YaST isn't available so there's no way to retrace my steps.

As it happens,the machine has fallen over with a memory fault which i have to sort before trying your suggestion, so, I may be gone for some time :-(
 
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Old 01-27-2017, 02:45 AM   #5
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By the way, I can see where the pipe symbol is but the key produces nothing.

I have subsequently found that the 'broken pipe' symbol, on a key up near '1' works as a pipe so I've not bothered to chase down te non-functioning pipe near the Z.

If I run xev, the pipe symbol key next to the Z, gives no output in any combination with space, Alt, altgrey, control, tab or shift although each of those modifiers give an output of themselves.

I'm waiting for a new keyboard so I might come back to this but I'll close this now.

Thanks all
 
Old 01-31-2017, 05:34 AM   #6
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As a final rider to this thread, I have replaced the keyboard and mouse with a Logitech K120 set with superb results!

The mouse is responsive in the way I like and the Pipe symbol is where it is supposed to be and works.

Regards

to all

Chris
 
  


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