no keyboard response

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Nomader
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no keyboard response

Postby Nomader » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:47 pm

I recently installed Mint 12 on an old Dell Inspiron 6000 PC that had been running Windows XP. I wiped the drive and installed Mint as the only OS. The install went very smooth and for the next few days things seemed fine. Then one day I turned on the laptop and the on board keyboard would not work. I could plug in a USB keyboard and use it just fine but there was no response from the onboard keyboard. (I had the same issue with Ubuntu which is why decided to try Mint.) I booted into Recovery and did a repair on all broken packages. After a reload the keyboard worked again. Then after a couple of more reloads the keyboard stopped working again. Another fix of broken packages corrected the issue. Then after a couple more reloads the keyboard stopped working again and now a fix of broken packages will not correct the issue. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: no keyboard response

Postby xenopeek » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:23 pm

Which packages were broken?

And have you installed with US keyboard layout, or did you install with a language layout for your country? The problem is perhaps caused by you having it installed with some other language that isn't well support (or not tested).
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Re: no keyboard response

Postby Nomader » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:33 pm

Thanks for your reply. It is installed with the english language keyboard.


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