keyboard problem on laptop.
thecrowleys at sbcglobal.net
Thu Mar 10 17:23:58 PST 2005
Sorry folks. Its the laptop. Tried xev and got nothing when pressing
the shift keys (both of them).
Popped in an old windows disk, and it seems that it's not working for
It's been so long since I've used this machine, and it was working when
I had my last OS on it, so I made a bad assumption. Thanks for the help,
and again, sorry for the red herring.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nkinkade at gentoo-npk.bmp.ub [mailto:nkinkade at gentoo-npk.bmp.ub]On
> Behalf Of Nathan Kinkade
> Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 7:22 AM
> To: Dennis Crowley
> Cc: questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: keyboard problem on laptop.
> On Tue, Mar 08, 2005 at 05:03:07PM -0800, Dennis Crowley wrote:
> > Hi yall.
> > I've installed FreeBSD on my old Dell Insperion 7500, which I would like
> > to use as a router (low power) and network analysis tool.
> > The problem is that the keyboard driver does not seem to be recognizing
> > the shift key. Does this sound wierd (i.e. my hardware) or reasonable
> > (i.e. wierd but functional hardware with a mismatched driver).
> > I'm not sure how I would go about trying to correct this issue.
> > Any ideas where I should begin?
> > Dennis Crowley.
> How positive are you that the key is not just broken? Are you running X
> on the machine? If so, you can use a little stock X program called xev
> to view what events X is receiving, such as keystrokes. xev will tell
> you what keycode was pressed and the symname. Here is an example of the
> output when I run xev and then press the left Shift key:
> KeyPress event, serial 27, synthetic NO, window 0x1a00001,
> root 0x60, subw 0x0, time 755249477, (-600,175), root:(221,475),
> state 0x10, keycode 50 (keysym 0xffe1, Shift_L), same_screen YES,
> XLookupString gives 0 bytes:
> XmbLookupString gives 0 bytes:
> XFilterEvent returns: False
> Perhaps this will help you to identify what, if anything, X is seeing
> when you press the Shift key.
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