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Old 04-16-2009, 10:56 PM   #1
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Arrow keys mismapped on Suse 11.1 and Logitech "Cordless Desktop Pro" keyboard?

I am using a Logitech Cordless Desktop Pro keyboard and mouse with a shared, USB controller on Suse 11.1, fresh install. My up arrow does nothing. My down arrow seems to be mapped to Enter. The delete key is dead.

The Yast -> hardware -> properties detects a microsoft natural keyboard pro. The TYPE menu shows a "logitech Cordless Desktop Pro (alternate option2)", but it fails the configuration test:

Testing Configuration failed ... refer to file /var/log/Xorg.99.log...
This file has 12,171 lines mostly referring to my ATI Radeon video card.
The only lines referring to "key" are:
brianp@godzilla2:~/download$ cat /var/log/Xorg.99.log | grep -i key
(**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard[0]"
(II) Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
(**) Option "CoreKeyboard"
(**) Keyboard[0]: always reports core events
(**) Keyboard[0]: Protocol: standard
(**) Keyboard[0]: XkbRules: "xorg"
(**) Keyboard[0]: XkbModel: "pc104"
(**) Keyboard[0]: XkbLayout: "us"
(**) Option "CustomKeycodes" "off"
(**) Keyboard[0]: CustomKeycodes disabled
(II) evaluating device (Keyboard[0])
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Keyboard[0]" (type: KEYBOARD)

I can still use my mouse to move my cursor, but I can't get back previous commands on my shell.

If I override the installed hardware detected and it doesn't work, will I have a system impossible to use requiring a reformat and reinstall?

I heard that Logitech recently sold it's Billionth mouse. Surely, this would be supported hardware? Is there a configuration hack I can use to fix this?

Thank you,
Old 05-02-2009, 02:57 PM   #2
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I had the same issue with my "Dell by Microsoft" Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro RT9403, where the arrow keys were mapped to weird things like print screen, or nothing. I fixed it by changing the "Integrated Peripherals" setting in the BIOS, where I had to enable USB support for keyboards/mice.


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