[techtalk] weird laptop problem

Kelly Lynn Martin kelly at poverty.bloomington.in.us
Mon Jan 24 16:43:28 EST 2000

On Mon, 24 Jan 2000 08:38:32 -0800, Linda Walsh <law at sgi.com> said:

>	All that having been said though, I'd try to find out what type
>of hardware is driving the keyboard.  Can he boot into DOS?  Guess that
>wouldn't really mean anything since there may be a standard keyboard
>interface presented through the BIOS.

Windows boots, and if you believe the Windows device manager the
keyboard is not being driven through USB.  LILO does NOT have
problems.  I booted linux with init=/bin/sh to make sure there were
no weirdo stuff being loaded by init, and it still misbehaves.
(Mandrake is UGLY!)

I'm going to build him a couple of kernels and we'll do some


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