Re: Toshiba laptops & Debian
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On Wednesday 21 May 2003 03:28 am, Torbjorn Pettersson wrote:
> Niels Heinemann <email@example.com> writes:
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> > howdy.
> > Torbjorn Pettersson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > All toshiba keyboards, but for one I used 5 years ago, have
> > > been "broken".
> > i wrote of it - but in my portege 4010 it seems to be fixed. it's
> > about a half year old. but if you recognize that behavior ...
> > > There is a small patch for pc_keyb.c in the kernel floating
> > > around which fixes this
> > ... xkbset does the job too. there are various howtos, see
> > linux.toshiba-dme.co.jp/linux/
> Note that:
> 1) It is not in debian/stable
> 2) It s an X program, so there is still the console
> Sure, the problem is fixable, but my gripe with it is that if I
> were paying out of my own pocket for a laptop, I would choose a
> product that I didn't need to hack to get basic functionality,
> like working keyboard, out of, unless it had very significant
> advantages in some other regard.
This is *really* interesting. My buddy just picked up a Toshiba and
installed Libranet on it. It works very well, but this keyboard issue is
driving him mad. I have never seen it, but he reports that he has a very
hard time doing email and things like that since the keys spaz out.
My question is where is that keyboard hack? Where is the x program that
could possibly solve this issue? I would like to help him fix it so he can
use it more in Linux than that other OS. ;) Right now, with xfree86 4.3 I
xkbbell xkbcomp xkbevd xkbprint xkbvleds xkbwatch
BTW, the components that were included in this laptop were all supported out
of the box by Linux. The cdrw/dvd-rw, sound chip, lan, Nvidia video. These
laptops are very nice. All this, and the store gave him $100 instant coupon,
$100 rebate (instore), and a free printer. It's hard to knock these units
with all the nice things that are now included.
Jaye Inabnit<ARS ke6sls>A Debian-Gnu/Linux user
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