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Jun 1, 2010

I've installed Netbook Remix on a partition on my Advent 4211 (MSI Wind clone) XP netbook. It is the first time I have ever used Linux, apart from abortive efforts to install various distros on an old laptop a few years ago (wifi wouldn't work).

(1) I am a touch-typist and would like to set the Shift key to RELEASE the CapsLock, as on old manual and electric typewriters, which is how my other Windows keyboards are set to operate, but the nearest option (out of so many ) in Ubuntu seems to be "Pause CapsLock", which is no good.

(2) I need to DISABLE the touchpad - the nearest option seems to be "Disable while typing" - inadequate for me, trailing thumbs are causing havoc I like this OS (it seems especially neat with the latest Chrome) but those two "shortcomings" are constant nuisances.

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Aug 27, 2010

I couldn't find a place to post Cent OS questions so don't bite if this is in the wrong place

I have a KeySonic 2.4Ghz Wireless Keyboard with Integrated TouchPad which I am trying to get to work.

Now there are some reviews saying it works straight out the box on Linux. This was almost the case for me.

The keyboard works straight away but the touch pad doesn't work at all not even the mouse buttons

I am running CentOS release 5.3 (Final) Kernel 2.6.18-128.el5

I would really appreciate any advice at all, I have checked the output of: cat /proc/bus/input/devices

Which gives:


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May 14, 2010

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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.

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I then did a "apt-get remove" on all those packages installed and also an "apt-get install --reinstall" on the kernel. But I still have the same problem. I suspect that dkms did something bad, but I can't figure out what to remove or reinstall to get around this problem. I also tried to remove libsane, since udev dumped a lot of error messages, but I don't understand what the connection is there (except of course that udev is used for the keyboard and touchpad)

I also don't suspect the "unstableness" of sid to be the problem here. Rather something I haven't removed or reinstalled.

Does anyone have an idea about what I can do to revert this? I really don't want to reinstall the laptop.

Edit: Just, to sum it up. The real question here is: "How do I get rid of all the mess that ATI proprietary driver caused and installed?"

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