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Keyboard 10 key not working
« on: June 07, 2020, 05:30:16 PM »
 

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I just found that the 10 key on my keyboard isn't working after I installed Lite 4.8. I've rebooted, then shut down and restarted, but to no avail. Anybody have any thoughts?

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Re: Keyboard 10 key not working
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2020, 07:32:56 PM »
 

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You have a 10 key?
 

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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2020, 07:47:13 AM »
 

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All modern keyboards have a 10 key on them, don't they? This quote was taken directly from Wikipedia.

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A numeric keypad, number pad, numpad, or ten key, is the palm-sized, 17-key section of a standard computer keyboard, usually on the far right. It provides calculator-style efficiency for entering numbers. The idea of a 10-key number pad cluster was originally introduced by Tadao Kashio, the developer of Casio electronic calculators.


And this is the image that Wikipedia has on that page. Modern keyboards have 17 keys instead of the actual 10 key that they originally had.

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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2020, 08:04:32 AM »
 

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So you mean a numeric key pad. Your post reads like there's an actual no. 10 on a key. If that's the case, does the keypad work with other operating systems? Try it with a live ISO of another OS. Cheers.

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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2020, 08:28:04 AM »
 

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Has your number pad ever worked or is it just after this new install ?
If not did you select the correct keyboard layout ?
try changing your keyboard layout:

Menu - settings - Keyboard
Click on the Layout tab and untick the Use system defaults box
Under the Keyboard model is a drop down box with various keyboard layouts, see if your keyboard model is there.
Close and test your number pad.
Might take a few trials before you find the correct one for your keyboard.

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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2020, 02:42:11 PM »
 

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The 10 key has always worked on every other Linux install. This is the first time it hasn't worked.

I'm sure I have the correct keyboard selected for this laptop and install.

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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2020, 08:26:19 AM »
 

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Erm...

I know this is basic but what is the status of the NumLock indicator light?
This could be inverted (i.e. light says ON but it's actually OFF), though this only happens to me when working on remote computers. ;)

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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2020, 11:14:24 AM »
 

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Well it's a bit hard to follow this. First answer this: Is this the onboard keyboard for a laptop or an externally plugged USB or PS/2 or bluetooth keyboard? Second answer this: Is this an n-key rollover gaming keyboard? Third maybe give us the keyboard make and model. There are several possibilities for your problem unique to each type of keyboard.

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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2020, 01:59:28 PM »
 

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I'm referring to the 10 key that is standard on a Lenovo G50-45 laptop. This 10 key has worked on every version of Linux I've ever installed on here. I have never had any trouble with the keyboard in any way.

As for the numlock light, I thought of that and have pushed the numlock key multiple times. It makes no difference.

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Re: Keyboard 10 key not working
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2020, 03:52:57 PM »
 

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Hi again!

I'm not in front of my Linux machine right now but adding to trinidad's post, I though that maybe :
1. You could check the Numlock status with the virtual keyboard if there is one (I have not used it if it's there, just throwing ideas)
2. If you have a live USB key lying around, check if the numpad works in another distro?
Just in case some juice,soda, ice cream from the kids went inside the keyboard when you were not looking ;))
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« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2020, 09:16:51 PM »
 

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You mention its a laptop - is this a full size keyboard (with the "10"/"Numberpad") or an external keyboard (USB) ?

What't the make/model of laptop?

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