[Debian-eeepc-devel] Keyboard Problem

Paul Menzel paulepanter at users.sourceforge.net
Sat Jul 18 11:00:24 UTC 2009

Dear Charles-André,

Am Samstag, den 18.07.2009, 01:09 -0400 schrieb Charles-Andre Roy:


> I have a keyboard problem when I start my EeePC 900.
> At the login page, the keys at the far right of the keyboard do not 
> work, including the return key. I can write my user name, but cannot 
> enter that information. But after 15 or 20 minutes, the keys start 
> functioning again and I can use my computer without any problem.
> When the problem first started, I saw a message come down the screen 
> saying that some keys had two symbols and that the system had fixed this 
> problem.  From the start, I use the Canadian Multilingual keymap 
> "ca(multix)". It worked well at first.  I started to have problems after 
> I did an upgrade.  I do not remember which software was upgraded.

There is a protocal of updated packages in /var/log/aptitude
or /var/log/dpkg.log.

> To fix the problem, I looked at the log files to find a clue, but no 
> luck. I do not see anymore that message about some keys having more than 
> one symbol. I reformated the system and reinstalled Lenny. The kernel is 
> 2.6.26-2-686. This time, I installed the "us" keymap on the system and 
> the "ca(multix)" at the user level. I still have the problem at login 
> though. Is it a hardware problem?

I do not think so. But I suggest you try to boot your Eee PC with a live
image from USB or something similar.


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