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keyboard unable to eliminate fn keys
« on: June 05, 2020, 12:55:29 PM »
 

foxcub

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I had ubuntu 12.04 (I think that what ir was) and I ran lite t from a usb stick. Everything was working fine - no keyboard problems. So I installed Lite 5 to replace ubuntu 12.04.

However, I now cannot use all the keys on my keyboard - I am unable to find a way to get out of the fn keys (small keyboard, no keyboard numbers pad). I have tried the usual key combinations: n+esc, fn+page UP, + page down etc. Luckily, I can log on without  problem keyboard works as it should. However,  once I am logged on and in the full install I have the problem.

In the systems Information it says the keyboard is an AT Translated Set 1 keyboard (if that means anything to you!).

Should I try to reinstall. Personally, I have run out out of ideas.

Edit: I have just run Lite 5 from the Live USB stick and I now notice that in fact, the FN keys are "stuck" so that I cannot use all the alphabetical keys as FN has blocked them and are displaying the numbers pad instead.

Edit: I have just run Lite 5 from the flask USB again and I now notice that in fact the keyboard does not work properly s the FN keys are "stuck" on so that L=3, K=2 and J=1 etc. I cannot find a way to unstick the FN keys.

Machine is a Lenovo Ideapad G465 laptop, originally windows 7 home. now dual booting with Win 7.
Windows seven is working correctly in all ways so the issue must lie somewhere with Linux Lite 5.

Many thanks in advance.

foxcub.
Last Edit: June 21, 2020, 06:21:17 AM by foxcub
 


Re: keyboard unable to eliminate fn keys
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2020, 06:11:23 AM »
 

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I eventually solved the problem when I had to reinstall LL 5.0 (due to the system locking up/freezing.

I found in the Bios a line referring to sticky keys (I think that was the title) and set it differently ("enabled", I think).

Now it is working fine.
Last Edit: June 21, 2020, 06:17:46 AM by foxcub
 


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