Debian Multimedia :: Keyboard Not Working In A Samsung Netbook
Sep 29, 2010
I just installed a minimal Debian Testing on a USB stick to be used with my Samsung N220 netbook. I installed X and noticed that about half of the keys are not working. I fail to find any configuration tips on google
I recently bought a new Samsung netbook N310 which has windows xp home edition on it. My CPU is like this: Intel Atom CPU N270 1.6GHz. I now want to install Debian Lenny 5.06 with GUI, while keep the windows xp partition for later use.
how I can boot directly from a 2GB USB drive, instead of having to modify grub etc. Is there something in Debian that is equivalent to the Universal USB Installer in Ubuntu?
I installed Archlinux yesterday on my Aspire One netbook. I installed fluxbux window manager with the ROX file manager/desktop manager.Everything was working fine until I was walking through a guide to set up the Fn keysto use the keyboard hotkeys for changing the brightness and audio settings here: [URL]I used xmodmap to set additional short cuts. Every since, I can't use my keyboard when I run 'startx'. My laptop touch mouse is working but I noticed the cursor speed has slowed down drasticly since I input the above changes.
I tried putting in 'setxkbmap no' in my ~/.xinitrc, 'no' was the language which is set up in my /etc/X11/xorg.conf and was working before. I also reverted to a back-up of my xorg.conf which I had saved a few hours before, which also didn't work.What could the problem could be here? How can I ensure my keyboard is being properly initialise when I start up Xorg/fluxbox?
I recently bought a new Samsung netbook N310 and want to install dual-boot Debian lenny along with windows xp home edition. My CPU is like this: Intel Atom CPU N270 1.6GHz which architectures and kernels I should download from the cd installation? there are so many:alpha, amd64, armel, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390, and sparc.
I just upgraded from Ubuntu 10.10 (64 bit) from Ubuntu 10.04 (64 bit) on my Samsung R580 laptop [URL] So far all my hardware seems to be working except the laptop's integrated camera. In 10.04 the camera worked and I could use the program "Cheese" to take photos and videos with the camera. In 10.10 I installed Cheese and tried to use my laptop's camera but it didn't work. I installed all the available updates for 10.10 but still the camera wouldn't work. The only information about the camera on the laptop's webpage is that it is a 1.3 MP Web Camera.
I have just purchased the Samsung N150 net-book. The reason for purchasing was so I could watch movies, listen to music and browse on the go. It came with windows 7 starter and a load of pre installed Samsung crap. I was wondering whether Ubuntu would be a better choice for me since I only really want, Chrome, VLC, Spotify, MSN and Dev++ compiler.
I am very computer literate doing programming at Uni, but have not used Linux before. Also there's loads of Samsung software for extending battery life or something. Will I be able to install that on Ubuntu or not?
would like a word if it just simply doesn't work on a Samsung netbook? I tried both the netbook and desktop ubuntu using the provided ISO burner to boot in USB. Set the USB to be read first but it's just only a blank black screen. I've tried re-downloading and re-burning the ISO.
I often use popcorn time [URL] .... to watch some movies. It allows me automatically to stream a movie to my samsung smart TV (which is connected to the network, but I do not have anything like chromecast connected to it).
Now, seen that it is possible for popcorn time to stream to my TV, how can I do it myself e.g. in the case of a video file or some pictures which are on my PC?
I am attempting to get beyond my grub> as it has hung up there after trying to update my Samsung netbook from 10.04 to 10.10. I have found some answers but a basic question is where do I load grub from a livecd to the mount point where I have already installed my Ubuntu I have attached a screen shot of my partitions on my 160 gb hd and hope it can be opened?
A relative of mine who uses Debian 6.0.2 has bought a Samsung HMX-H300 Camcorder which records videos in:
1. H.264 (MPEG4 part10/AVC) format
2. High Definition Video (HD-VIDEO)
3. Standard Definition Video.
I notice that the PC requirement for the camcorder's bundled software, apart from the usual Windows XP SP2/Vista/Windows 7, lists an Intel Core Duo 1.66 minimum CPU and an NVIDIA GeForce 8500 or higher or ATI HD 2600 series or higher.
My relative has an old Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.30GHz computer which only has an AGP GeForce FX 5200 but after copying the videos from the Memory Card to /home it is just about possible to play them using Totem Movie Player and VLC but, although the audio is OK the video is painfully slow or almost stationary.
Is there a way to view the videos recorded in these formats with this hardware? Can they be converted to another format? Or should he consider buying a better computer?
Has anybody been successful in getting a N130 with a RTL8192E wireless chip to access the internet? I�ve tried practically every suggestion quoted on this message board �downloading drivers, from Samsung and Realtek which won�t open also linux versions with the same result, trying the Ubuntu compilation of Wine etc, etc. Am about to give up, which is a pity, because the Netbook version Ubuntu is very user friendly.
am currently using Windows 7 across my networked PCs at home.
I've just received my new Samsung N250 Plus Netbook which comes with Windows 7 Starter (yuk). I read a post on Ebuyer from someone who has installed ubuntu on his N250 so thought I'd give it a go tonight.
My main concern is whether my wi-fi card (Broadcom 802.11n according to windows) will work when I remove windows and install ubuntu. I intend to use the netbook for internet use only while working abroad.
Is it possible to test it works by running ubuntu from my USB stick first (without removing windows 7)?
I'm a huge keyboard shortcut fan. I can't stand mice. So this is a big one for me.
My Alt+F10 (maximize) and Alt+F9 (minimize) keyboard shortcuts work just fine. I read everywhere (i.e., [URL]) that the Alt+F5 combo should unmaximize a maximized window. But it's not working. Can't find anything that says Debian excludes that combo.
Is this to be expected or is something amiss? I think its meant to be a default shortcut, so don't want to start playing around with customizations prematurely.
Searched through the forum, couldn't find anything under the following search terms: Alt F5; Alt+F5: Alt +F5: Alt-F5: maximize: unmaximize. Did I miss the magic string?
I just reinstalled Debian 8.3.0 "Jessie" on my laptop using KDE as the desktop environment instead of GNOME. Using GNOME I had no problems with the keyboard or mousepad but now changing to KDE my keyboard and mousepad won't work. It was obviously working fine during the install but now won't work once I login my desktop. I'm using a USB keyboard and mouse in the meantime.
I've tried going into System Settings->Input Devices->Keyboard and changing the keyboard model. Originally it had installed by default as "Generic 101-key PC", and I tried swapping to "Asus Laptop" but that made no difference. I tried a few other random keyboard models but that didn't make a difference either.
My laptop model is an: ASUS U40SD.
Any commands I can type into bash that could track down the problem.
I'm running a SuperMicro GPU server with nvidia GFX 750 card. Debian Sid with last update this morning. The server is far away from the screen. So i'm using 5m active USB 2.0 cable with one Belkin powered hub. All USB device work always correctly.
But sometimes, my keyboard (a logitech illuminated) doesn't work anymore. I need to disconnect and reconnect it. Backlight keep on but no key work. I can't change the numlock or caps lock too.
Apparently, this appear mainly (only?) when i use the keyboard (for shortcut or typing text in vim).
I've tried with and without autosuspend (setting manually or from GRUB).
I have debian with kde on a laptop with a built in ps/2 keyboard and touch pad mouse which have been working without problem since i bought the computer. However, recently i booted the computer up and all of a sudden the mouse and keyboard are not functioning. I know it is not a hardware problem because i can type in the BIOS password, make the selection between normal and recovery mode in grub, and can type in all of my passwords to unencrypt my hard drive.
Also, it recognizes the keyboard all the way up until the point where kde starts, at which point it loads a login screen with the mouse and cursor on the screen, but no ability to type, not even caps lock or ctrl+alt+f1 to switch to console mode. does anyone know why this is? I have performed not updates and have not changed the configuration of my computer so i am not sure why this would happen.
P.S.1 out 15 times when i load the part where i need to type in the passwords to unencrypt the hard drive the keyboard will stop working then instaed of with kde.
I was trying to tweak my video card's performance by configuring the xorg.conf file. There were many lines unrelated to the card there; so, to make the file cleaner, I decided to delete all the sections except the one I was dealing with. Obviously I shouldn't have done that. After rebooting the system, all the hardware that provided human interface stopped working. Now I have to find a way to delete that xorg.conf file. The computer is still connecting to the internet, and I have another computer running Debian available. Is there a way to access the broken computer with the other one?
on my netbook I have a Debian unstable/sid system. A few days ago I did an apt-get (dist-)upgrade which I think also updated the X-Server. Since then my netbooks keyboard and touchpad are not working as soon as the desktop is started (I think gdm). The Keyboard works during the Grub selection and also in recovery mode (Root Terminal), so I'm sure its not a hardware problem. Could it be that the X-Server unloads the kernel modules for those two devices?Also if I plug in a USB keyboard or mouce they are working.
I have Debian Jessie 8.0 amd-64 installed. It is a dual boot system with Widnows 8.1 alongside. Both the systems work fine with a few glitches coming at times on jessie. But I assume it should get stabilised with time.
The usb keyboard is no longer detected until the GRUB stage crosses.
* This implies I am unable to press F2 to enter into BIOS * I am unable to chose Windows 8.1 by using arrow key on the keyboard.
When the default system (first in the grub list), in this case Debian is selected after time runs out then the keyboard comes back to life and works properly thereafter.
So far I have tried the possible solution given at [URL] .... but it did not work.
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$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID:Debian Description:Debian GNU/Linux testing (jessie) Release:testing Codename:jessie
I have a home-theater computer hooked up to my TV. It has a keyboard of its own, but I don't like to have to drag it out just to queue up a movie. The thing is, I can use my netbook computer to wirelessly ssh into the home-theater computer and do all kinds of things...copy and transcode files, etc--but nothing GUI. I would like to be able to simply run mplayer from my ssh session and have it show up on the TV. When I ssh into my HTPC and try to run mplayer I get "no X session". Is there some way to do this, so that I can either launch graphical programs on the host computer's x-server, or totally use the keyboard/mouse of my netbook as if they were connected directly to the HTPC?
I am suffering from the following problem: after updating udev from 125 (lenny) to 151 (squeeze) my wireless keyboard Logitech diNovo Edge totally stopped working (says it is disconnected). If I downgrade back to 125 all works fine again.
I use Debian Squeeze and I'm experiencing a problem that did not occur in Lenny. The app numlockx is capable of turning my numlock on and off, but it can not change my keyboard led status.
For example, if my numlock is off and, consequently, numlock led is off too, when I run "$ numlockx on" the numlock starts working just well, but the led remains off. The same happens if numlock/led is on and I run "$ numlockx off", the numlock stop working just as expected, but the led remains on. it seems numlockx 1.1-10 (Squeeze version) can effectively change numlock, but it can't change keyboard led.
I have just picked up Ubuntu after thinking how bad windows is for a long time.
I am trying to install it (10.04 Netbook Remix) on my HP Mini netbook from a USB, but I have a problem. During the installation process I get to the selection of the keyboard layout (question three) and the it just freezes after I make a selection.
I've trawled around the forum a bit, but I couldn't seem to find an answer, although a few people have had the same problem.
I cannot get to type in romanian letters (just a standard US keyboard layout that has those letters mapped to the puctuation keys next to Enter) when switching from US to RO. Here's what I have in /etc/default/keyboard:
I can switch between the layouts, as fbxkb indicates, but instead of being able to type in the said letters, I get the punctuation marks you would normally get on a US keyboard.Yes, I have restarted after configuring the file mentioned above, and yes, I was able to use this layout properly on my last CrunchBang install (which I had to wipe and reinstall unfortunately).I'm on CrunchBang Linux, with Debian unstable repos.