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Laptop keyboard doesn't work
« on: April 03, 2018, 12:09:49 AM »
 

Jonhyge

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I am new to the Linux environment so tell me if I make any mistake:
Just today I installed Linux Lite on my netbook (Lenovo s10-3C) which has a keyboard with spanish layout, on the CS live the keyboard wasn't working (thought it could be some files missing that once fully installed could be easily fixed). Well, I was wrong, I had to use a USB keyboard (Gamdias HERMES) in order to set the password so I can use it, I've tried to change different layout but none seem to work, I've also seen many posts about having the numpad keys set to the JKL,IOP... keys but any keys work (at least for me). Is there any way to solve this?
PD: While in bootup in GRUB all keys do work but once inside the OS they stop working.
 


Re: Laptop keyboard doesn't work
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2018, 07:00:48 AM »
 

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Hi, Jonhyge,

May I be the first to welcome you.  :)

I'm new to Linux myself, so may not be directly able to answer your question directly.  But I used to work on IT help desks, so (hopefully) remember my way around asking for the important stuff.

As I currently understand it:-

The laptop built-in (Spanish layout) keyboard didn't work when booting to Linux Lite (LL) in live OS,
So you attached a USB keyboard (German layout) in order to set the password, installing LL while using this keyboard.

Do both keyboards work OK while booting (you may need to say what it is you are doing in GRUB in which you find the keyboard(s) work)?
Do both keyboards then fail to work when booted into LL, or does one work and not the other?

Hopefully that'll help more experienced people here to get to the bottom of what's happening.
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Re: Laptop keyboard doesn't work
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2018, 09:32:04 AM »
 

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The usb keyboard only works once it fully logs in to LL, and the laptops keyboard only in GRUBS.
 


 


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