[ILUG] [Q] weird keyboard mode - how to exit? (and what is it?)
blf at utvinternet.ie
Sun Aug 12 23:26:45 IST 2007
| Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2007 22:04:57 +0100
| From: steev <mcconville.steve at gmail.com>
| >[ ... ] (I don't have the
| > manual this keyboard, which was obtained secondhand (qwerty's
| > are very hard to find in France!).) [ ... ]
all good questions!
some not-as-good answers ....
| Are you sure it isn't flaky hardware?
no; I've no idea. it does seem to be consistent,
despite me being uncertain what the precise trigger
is (other than _somehow_ involving |AltGr|). and
there is no other evidence of keyboard flakiness.
generalismo google finds some suggestive hints a
LED (which I am assuming is the mysterious one) is
illuminated because of an “alternative group”,
whatever the fsck that is .... ?
| Have you tried replicating with another kb?
don't have another (working) keyboard. so no can-do.
( I neglected to mention in my previous post, but if
it matters, this is a USB keyboard. )
| Do other OSs not have the problem?
no idea. first off, I'm uncertain how to reproduce.
and second, I do not have, and refuse to run even if
I did have, microshite's stupidware.
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