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Re: [SLE] Dell Inspiron Keyboard
  • From: "Per Kustemo" <per.kustemo@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2006 20:02:01 +0200
  • Message-id: <fb4a97fc0604161102u52752debjbac84abcd6ac801f@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Forgot to tell you that I have dual boot with XP as the other OS and there
all the keys works ok.

On 4/16/06, Per Kustemo <per.kustemo@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Have the same problem with mine, only some of the signs in alt gr works
> like the @ works and pipe not.
>
>
> On 4/16/06, James Knott < james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > Kevanf1 wrote:
> > > On 16/04/06, James Knott < james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > >> James David Jacobs wrote:
> > >>> I have a Dell Inspiron 2100 Laptop. A number of keys do not work,
> > >>> either in a terminal or in KDE. For example, neither Alt key nor
> > the
> > >>> right arrow work. None of these keys generate scan codes in
> > Showkey.
> > >>>
> > >>> Any idea how to get these keys to work?
> > >> It sounds like you may have a hardware failure. Can you plug in a
> > >> regular keyboard, to see if those keys work?
> > >>
> > >>
> > > Or, try the keyboard on another PC? Just in case it is the keyboard
> > > that is at fault. It may just need cleaning which is 'usually' an
> > > easy enough job with some cotton buds and some ethyl alcohol.
> >
> > Since the keyboard is part of a laptop, it's a bit hard to move it to
> > another computer. ;-)
> >
> > Also, given that more than one key is bad, it's unlikely caused by dirt,
> >
> > unless something was spilled on it. Keyboards are built on a matrix,
> > with each key at an intersection of a row and column. Often one row or
> > column will fail, causing all the keys along it to stop working. When
> > that happens, the repair generally involves replacing the keyboard.
> >
>
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