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Re: random keystrokes ignored on console

On Sat, Dec 15, 2007 at 03:46:09PM -0600, Owen Heisler wrote:
> On Wed, 2007.12.05 10:14, Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 04, 2007 at 07:51:30PM -0600, Owen Heisler wrote:
> > > I don't know whether the hardware errors are related, but I'm beginning to not 
> > > trust the PCDoctor software included on the ThinkPad Rescue & Recovery media.  
> > > It doesn't include any more information than what is in this message (unless 
> > > I'm missing something).  Linux isn't complaining about any hardware and 
> > > everything seems to work.
> > 
> > I know that some IBMs come with nice software for user's to run, but
> > usually there's a bios-based advanced diagnostics.  If you get the
> > service manual from IBM's website, you'll probably find the magic
> > keystrokes (try holding down F1 while you power on) to get into the
> > advanced diagnostics.  If there is a hardware fault, it will give you
> > an FRU number which you then look up in the service manual and it tells
> > you what it is and what to do.  Its usally quite detailed.
> I've been through the BIOS, but there are no diagnostics available there.

I forgot, once you've got the regular BIOS diagnostics section, Ctrl-A
or something will get you more advanced stuff.

Its been a while.  What is the problem you're having?


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