[SATLUG] Virtually Indestructibe Keyboard and Linux
travisimo1993 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 17 17:54:55 CST 2006
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I have a virtually indestructible roll-up keyboard that is not
working properly under Ubuntu Linux 6.06 upgraded with all updates
applied to Ubuntu 6.06.1. I got this keyboard a while back and the
number keys by the Backspace key do not work properly. I have another
keyboard and it's a cheap Keytronic that is a normal non-rollup USB
keyboard and it works almost perfectly with one small problem and it is
plugged into the computer directly. The kernel reports seeing the
roll-up keyboard as two USB HID Devices when plugged into a USB Hub:
dmesg: For the Keytronic non-rollup keyboard:
> [17179602.456000] input: Key Tronic Keytronic USB Keyboard as
> [17179602.456000] input: USB HID v1.10 Keyboard [Key Tronic Keytronic
> USB Keyboard] on usb-0000:00:1f.2-1
> [17179602.456000] drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: v2.6:USB HID core driver
For the rollup keyboard that I am having problems with:
> [17360832./124000/] input: *HID 1267:0103* as _/class/input/input3_
> [17360832./124000/] input: USB HID v1.10 Keyboard *[HID 1267:0103]* on
> [17360832._/156000/_] input: *HID 1267:0103* as _/class/input/input4_
> [17360832._/156000/_] input: USB HID v1.10 Device *[HID 1267:0103]* on
What the??? In case you were wondering the roll-up keyboard acts weird
even without a USB Hub or a second keyboard connected and I'm pretty
sure that this is without any other USB devices connected if my memory
serves me correctly. I believe that it works fine under Windows XP with
USB 2.0 if my memory serves me correctly there too.
The rollup keyboard has three extra keys on it right above the Print
Screen, Scroll Lock, and Pause-Break keys; they are from left to right:
Wake Up, Sleep, and Power.
Scroll Lock function does not work in X but it does in the tty* terminal
on both keyboards.
I would like to get this roll-up keyboard working properly because I
think I will use it with my new laptop and that laptop is likely to have
Fedora Core 6 or Ubuntu 6.10.
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