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Re: [SLE] now it is the keyboard ;-)
  • From: BandiPat <penguin0601@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2005 20:05:44 -0400
  • Message-id: <200507032005.44891.penguin0601@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 03 July 2005 10:57 am, Colin Carter wrote:
> This 'wonderful' TPG laptop is also giving me problems with
> the keyboard.
> I 'solved' the screen problem by booting with F2 setting the
> screen as 1280 x 760, then, after starting, Linux objects to
> the screen setup, I change it to 1280 x 800.
> Then, when I finish, I wait until shut down fails and then cut
> off the electricty.
> However, I cannot do much because the keyboard is not
> correct. M$ thinks it is a standard 101/102 keyboard and
> manages quite well. But Linux swaps y with z, and totally
> interchanges characters like : and > and some keys like
> / are not available at all. A total shambles. Windows XP
> thinks that is an American keyboard, but Linux gets messed
> up with both the American and UK set up.
> I got into Yast/Hardware/keyboards and looked at what is
> under each heading but cannot understand the jargon and
> have no idea what to or how to change same.
> Does anybody know how I might extract detailed information
> from XP which I might use to configure the keyboard under Linux?
> Regards,
> Colin

You just seem to be having all sorts of problems. Thing is, I'm not
sure if it's the short between the keyboard and chair or just having XP
installed on the drive trying to mess things up. ;o)

1. Ctrl-Alt-F1
2. Login as root
3. init 3 (stops the X server)
4. sax2 (this is where you set resolution etc. & input devices)
5. set everything, finalize, test, finish
6. init 5 (puts you back into X and KDE)

hopefully helpful,

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