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Old 02-11-2008, 06:11 AM   #1
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Unhappy Recurrent keyboard failure in openSuse 10.3

My hardware is a Toshiba P20-S303, the distribution is openSuse 10.3 (Linux i686) and I use KDE (3.5.7 "release 72.6").
Sometimes the keyboard stops working in one or more applications.
After rebooting the keyboard works again.
Is there an easy way of restarting the keyboard without rebooting?
Thanks for your hints!
Antonio Almeida
Old 02-11-2008, 07:13 AM   #2
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Question recurrent keyboard Failure in open suse 10.3

Is you,re keybord settings correct ?
If it is a wireless keyboard check the batteries.
If it is a wireless keyboard is there something between th keyboard and transmitter receiver ?

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Old 02-12-2008, 10:17 AM   #3
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I guess the keyboard settings are correct because I never touched them. And why should they sometimes work well and sometimes not? The keyboard is the original one of the (quite voluminous) laptop (Toshiba P20-S303).
Old 03-12-2008, 04:12 PM   #4
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keyboard failure

I take it you have tried the Yast2 'hardware' solutions. Sax2 exists for monitor problems but don't know an easy one for a keyboard problem; can you plug in an external keyboard and try that? Failing that it's a recourse to the command line and may even be a hardware problem, check that forum if not already done so.


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