AlexMex90 wrote:Well a friend has installed the Felicia Fluxbox edition on his Dell Latitude D800 but has the problem that after the login, the keyboard does not work, no key functions, only the touchpad and clic buttons work, but nothing in the keyboard.
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Updated 5/27/2005: Mark Taylor (from the D800 group) writes in with this: "you can run gnome-keyboard-properties, select layout, then choose the 'laptop Dell inspiron 8xxx' option. Then those keys will produce X11 scan codes and they can be mapped by any window manager."
I just changed to using this, then, I modified my sawfish keybindings so that the new key mappings were picked up and were used to execute external commands. I used amixer for the volume commands and eject for the eject command.
If it (the keyboard) seems to be working during boot or pre-desktop login, you can get to a console session via ctrl alt F1 or cltl alt backspace to kill the desktop xserver session, just before it appears; hopefully that drops you to the console, and you can then check the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file via sudo gkedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
--you might also be able to use the system, if you start in recovery mode and let the system try and re-detect the devices (including keyboard) on boot; and set the BIOS as a plug & play OS, so that Linux can reconfigure devices to work (fixup) during boot; if possible..http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/dell.htmlhttp://penguin-breeder.org/latitude/
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Most of the keys (even the Fn keys) generate ordinary keycodes. I had to
register the scancodes for the battery (Fn+F3) and the CD key (Fn+F10):
/usr/bin/setkeycodes e007 121
/usr/bin/setkeycodes e009 123
The suspend button (Fn+ESC) generates the ACPI button/sleep event, the
WLAN (Fn+F2) and display brightness (Fn+cursors) keys work out of the box
(but do not generate any keypress event). The volume keys generate
ordinary keycodes, which you can map to whatever you need.
Only the LCD/CRT
key (Fn+F8) is neither generating any event nor really working...
--which you can check via, mint menu>Computer>Filesystem>etc/X11>Open as root
; this will be a problem if you can't enter anything via the keyboard as it needs the first user's password (to open as root)
00the other option is to start the computer in in a console mode, or check the keyboard settings in mint menu>All Applications>Preferences>Keyboard
; check the TABs, specifically the layout being used (USA) etc, and keyboard type 105 key generic as an example..http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/linu ... h&charset=
An Internet search on keyboard for dell latitude D800 + Linux (there are 159 responses)
--I would check any xorg.conf files shown and compare their settings against yours in /etc/X11/xorg.conf for the keyboard specifically
Since it seems to have an nvidia chipset for graphics, you might try in the console sudo nvidia-settings to modify the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and let nvidia try and configure it