I just installed Mint beside Windows XP on my laptop, and am very impressed so far. However, there is one problem: the keyboard. Whenever I boot into Mint, everything goes fine, I can type, do stuff, etc., but when I open Firefox, after a couple minutes, all of a sudden I can't type! The mouse seems to be OK, but not the keyboard. And when I try to launch an administration panel like mintUpdate, it thinks for a bit and then tells me it "couldn't grab your keyboard" and then goes away. Something about a malicious client or a focus change. And then, after that, no matter what I do, no matter what expletives I yell, no matter how hard I bang my head on the keyboard (OK, kidding on that one
), it refuses to work. The only thing that works is Fn+Up/Down to brighten/darken the screen. I'll close Firefox, show the desktop, do all sorts of things, but nothing works.
It's funny, really, because out of all the Ubuntu "flavors", Mint is the one that I really like, and it's the only one that has that problem. I searched in the forum and on google, but didn't find anything helpful.
Any help is appreciated