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Samsung N145 Plus - difficulty in configuring keyboard
« on: September 05, 2014, 05:46:13 AM »
 

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I am having great difficulty in configuring the keyboard for my Samsung notebook (model NP-145 or a.k.a. N145 Plus). Several of the keys do not produce the character indicated on them.

The LL 2.0 Keyboard application only lists 3 Samsung models to choose from, and the N145 Plus is not one of them. 

I'd be grateful for any assistance with this. If this Samsung model can't be configured with LL2.0, do you know of any other Linux distros (preferably Ubuntu based) that might work - maybe some of you already have experience with this?

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Mike
Last Edit: July 24, 2016, 06:30:40 AM by m654321
64bit OS (32-bit on Samsung netbook) installed in Legacy mode on MBR-formatted SSDs (except pi which uses a micro SDHC card):
2017 - Raspberry pi 3B (4cores) ~ [email protected] - LibreElec, used for upgrading our Samsung TV (excellent for the task)  
2012 - Lenovo G580 2689 (2cores; 4threads] ~ [email protected] - LL3.8/Win8.1 dual-boot (LL working smoothly)
2011 - Samsung NP-N145 Plus (1core; 2threads) ~ Intel Atom [email protected] - LL 3.8 32-bit (64-bit too 'laggy')
2008 - Asus X71Q (2cores) ~ Intel [email protected] - LL4.6/Win8.1 dual-boot, LL works fine with kernel 4.15
2007 - Dell Latitude D630 (2cores) ~ Intel [email protected] - LL4.6, works well with kernel 4.4; 4.15 doesn't work
 


Re: Samsung N145 Plus - difficulty in configuring keyboard
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2014, 06:20:46 AM »
 

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Check here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/manual/ under Keyboard Function.
 

Re: Samsung N145 Plus - difficulty in configuring keyboard
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2014, 10:14:01 AM »
 

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Thanks Valtam for the above link - I had a look but couldn't find anything there to solve the keyboard configuration issue between Samsung N145 Plus and LL 2.0. I don't know if  gold_finger has any ideas on this one...

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64bit OS (32-bit on Samsung netbook) installed in Legacy mode on MBR-formatted SSDs (except pi which uses a micro SDHC card):
2017 - Raspberry pi 3B (4cores) ~ [email protected] - LibreElec, used for upgrading our Samsung TV (excellent for the task)  
2012 - Lenovo G580 2689 (2cores; 4threads] ~ [email protected] - LL3.8/Win8.1 dual-boot (LL working smoothly)
2011 - Samsung NP-N145 Plus (1core; 2threads) ~ Intel Atom [email protected] - LL 3.8 32-bit (64-bit too 'laggy')
2008 - Asus X71Q (2cores) ~ Intel [email protected] - LL4.6/Win8.1 dual-boot, LL works fine with kernel 4.15
2007 - Dell Latitude D630 (2cores) ~ Intel [email protected] - LL4.6, works well with kernel 4.4; 4.15 doesn't work
 

Re: Samsung N145 Plus - difficulty in configuring keyboard
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2014, 03:43:57 AM »
 

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Just for the record...

I tried Zorin Lite and Linux Mint and they appear to work fine with the Samsung N145 Plus notebook: no issues with either the keyboard layout or the display backlight.  Zorin Lite works right out of the box with no need for any further configuration or change of any settings at all.

However, I am still unable  to solve both these issue when I use LL 2.0 (32-bit) with this laptop, even though this is my OS of choice.  However, I must add that LL 2.0 works excellently on my other computer, an Asus X71Q laptop (64-bit), where it is multi-booted with three other distros.

I just need to sort out the Samsung issue... any help/comments/reflections out there gratefully appreciated...

Regards
Mike
64bit OS (32-bit on Samsung netbook) installed in Legacy mode on MBR-formatted SSDs (except pi which uses a micro SDHC card):
2017 - Raspberry pi 3B (4cores) ~ [email protected] - LibreElec, used for upgrading our Samsung TV (excellent for the task)  
2012 - Lenovo G580 2689 (2cores; 4threads] ~ [email protected] - LL3.8/Win8.1 dual-boot (LL working smoothly)
2011 - Samsung NP-N145 Plus (1core; 2threads) ~ Intel Atom [email protected] - LL 3.8 32-bit (64-bit too 'laggy')
2008 - Asus X71Q (2cores) ~ Intel [email protected] - LL4.6/Win8.1 dual-boot, LL works fine with kernel 4.15
2007 - Dell Latitude D630 (2cores) ~ Intel [email protected] - LL4.6, works well with kernel 4.4; 4.15 doesn't work
 

Re: Samsung N145 Plus - difficulty in configuring keyboard
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2014, 04:51:49 PM »
 

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Re: Samsung N145 Plus - difficulty in configuring keyboard
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2014, 01:46:15 AM »
 

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Thankyou Valtam, for pointing me in the right direction.

I have found the solution in one of the feedback comments of a 'twistedpairdevelopment' article on the Samsung N145.
It was very easy.  Simply press the keys fn + f11 keys together (f11=num lock on this computer) and this allows the keyboard keys
to give the correct letter when pressed. It was that simple! However I need to do this each time after I've booted into LL 2.0.

Regards
Mike
Last Edit: September 08, 2014, 12:37:36 PM by m654321
64bit OS (32-bit on Samsung netbook) installed in Legacy mode on MBR-formatted SSDs (except pi which uses a micro SDHC card):
2017 - Raspberry pi 3B (4cores) ~ [email protected] - LibreElec, used for upgrading our Samsung TV (excellent for the task)  
2012 - Lenovo G580 2689 (2cores; 4threads] ~ [email protected] - LL3.8/Win8.1 dual-boot (LL working smoothly)
2011 - Samsung NP-N145 Plus (1core; 2threads) ~ Intel Atom [email protected] - LL 3.8 32-bit (64-bit too 'laggy')
2008 - Asus X71Q (2cores) ~ Intel [email protected] - LL4.6/Win8.1 dual-boot, LL works fine with kernel 4.15
2007 - Dell Latitude D630 (2cores) ~ Intel [email protected] - LL4.6, works well with kernel 4.4; 4.15 doesn't work
 

Re: Samsung N145 Plus - difficulty in configuring keyboard
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2014, 02:37:18 AM »
 

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Hello!

Have you tried 'Menu' > 'Settings' > 'Keyboard' and checking the 'Restore num lock state on startup' box, to preserve the setting you are now making every time on the next boot?

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Re: Samsung N145 Plus - difficulty in configuring keyboard
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2014, 12:22:53 PM »
 

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Hello!

Have you tried 'Menu' > 'Settings' > 'Keyboard' and checking the 'Restore num lock state on startup' box, to preserve the setting you are now making every time on the next boot?

73 DE N4RPS
Rob


I tried this and now no longer need to press fn + f11 each time, following boot-up.
Many thanks for this useful tip Rob.  It seems that this topic is now fully solved.
Thankyou everyone.

Regards
Mike
64bit OS (32-bit on Samsung netbook) installed in Legacy mode on MBR-formatted SSDs (except pi which uses a micro SDHC card):
2017 - Raspberry pi 3B (4cores) ~ [email protected] - LibreElec, used for upgrading our Samsung TV (excellent for the task)  
2012 - Lenovo G580 2689 (2cores; 4threads] ~ [email protected] - LL3.8/Win8.1 dual-boot (LL working smoothly)
2011 - Samsung NP-N145 Plus (1core; 2threads) ~ Intel Atom [email protected] - LL 3.8 32-bit (64-bit too 'laggy')
2008 - Asus X71Q (2cores) ~ Intel [email protected] - LL4.6/Win8.1 dual-boot, LL works fine with kernel 4.15
2007 - Dell Latitude D630 (2cores) ~ Intel [email protected] - LL4.6, works well with kernel 4.4; 4.15 doesn't work
 


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