[ILUG] laptop keyboard problems
ei9feb at eircom.net
Tue Jun 26 08:36:36 IST 2007
> On Monday 25 June 2007 22:17, Michael Thompson wrote:
>> On 25/06/07, Michael Thompson <michaelnt at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 25/06/07, Andrew Court <syklops at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Did you say it works ok with FreeDos?
>>> It's an intermittent problem so not sure
>> rebooting the laptop fixes the keyboard so i think it is a software
>> problem. boTh the keyboard and the touchpad stop working at the same
It's not terribly significant that keypad & touch both fail as the i8042
or equivalent can interface to both and the keypad scanning micro can
sometimes incorporate mouse or touchpad interface.
If a reboot always fixes it, then it does seem more likely a software
problem. I had issue on Fiesty Fawn on Dell Laptop where for no apparent
reason on next logon the mouse cursor was OK till you actually logged
on. then vanished. I had to edit a file to tell display HWCursor=OFF.
Obviously this is not the same problem, but suggests it could happen
with out any HW failure. (My touchpad and external mouse still worked,
just no display of pointer).
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