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Title: [SOLVED] Keyboard not recognised
Post by: DimitrisRHO on September 27, 2014, 12:33:26 pm
Hello all, after having peppermint3 and 4 I decided to install 5, strangely while installation the keyboard is not recognised so I can not go further installing it. It is a LG R500 laptop.
Strangely I also lost my account in the forum here so I had to register again.
Title: Re: Keyboard not recognised
Post by: DimitrisRHO on September 27, 2014, 10:39:46 pm
I have found this but I dont really understand how to make these steps, could someone explain me?

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/initramfs-tools/+bug/1238194
Title: Re: Keyboard not recognised
Post by: PCNetSpec on September 28, 2014, 04:51:05 am
Have you got an external keyboard you can use for the installation ?

Then we can look into adding the initramsf modules to the installed OS
Title: Re: Keyboard not recognised
Post by: DimitrisRHO on September 28, 2014, 10:52:02 am
I could find an external one, would it be recognize for sure? and how do I install initransfm?

I just noticed that the old forum has moved    :D
Title: Re: Keyboard not recognised
Post by: VinDSL on September 28, 2014, 11:42:37 am
I just noticed that the old forum has moved    :D

Heh!   :D

Old Forum -- New Link:  http://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/board,23.0.html

And, old doesn't mean forgotten.  There's still a LOT of useful info over there.

Currently, the Old Forum, as we 'speak'......

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Currently, this New Forum...

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Okay, back on topic.   8)
Title: Re: Keyboard not recognised
Post by: PCNetSpec on September 28, 2014, 12:24:54 pm
I could find an external one, would it be recognize for sure? and how do I install initransfm?

Haven't a clue until you try one ;)

and initramfs is the initial image that gets loaded into RAM to initialise/load the rest of the OS .. initramfs-tools should already be installed .. you just need to edit a file, then generate a new initramfs file .. We'll get round to trying that if/when you confirm you're able to run the LiveCD/LiveUSB with an external USB keyboard.
Title: Re: Keyboard not recognised
Post by: DimitrisRHO on September 29, 2014, 02:02:34 am
ok, thanks, I will let you know as soon as I get an external keyboard, thanks.   8)
Title: Re: Keyboard not recognised
Post by: DimitrisRHO on October 01, 2014, 10:53:35 am
ok, I got it installed with an external USB keyboard that works fine. So what can I do now to make my laptops keyboard working?
Title: Re: Keyboard not recognised
Post by: PCNetSpec on October 02, 2014, 06:13:52 am
OK, if you've already installed Peppermint 5 .. boot using your external keyboard, open a terminal and run:
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sudo gedit /etc/initramfs-tools/moduleswhen a file with some stuff already in it opens, add these 4 NEW lines at the bottom
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hid
usbhid
hid_generic
ohci_pci
SAVE the file, and close gedit.

Back in the terminal, run:
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sudo update-initramfs -uwhen that command finishes and leaves you back at an $ prompt .. REBOOT and test your internal keyboard.
Title: Re: Keyboard not recognised
Post by: DimitrisRHO on October 02, 2014, 12:05:33 pm
sadly nothing  :'(
Title: Re: Keyboard not recognised
Post by: DimitrisRHO on October 02, 2014, 12:09:03 pm
how can I change the kernel?
Title: Re: Keyboard not recognised
Post by: PCNetSpec on October 02, 2014, 01:04:06 pm
To which kernel version ?

Have you tried running a full system update and seeing if that makes any difference ? .. with an active internet connection (wired or wireless) open a terminal and run these commands in sequence:
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sudo apt-get updatethen
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sudo apt-get upgradethen
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sudo apt-get dist-upgradethen REBOOT
Title: Re: Keyboard not recognised
Post by: DimitrisRHO on October 02, 2014, 01:19:21 pm
 :-\ nothing  :'(
Title: Re: Keyboard not recognised
Post by: DimitrisRHO on October 02, 2014, 01:36:46 pm
I have read in other forums going to previous kernels it worked  :(
Title: Re: Keyboard not recognised
Post by: PCNetSpec on October 02, 2014, 01:48:50 pm
You'd have to givee me more than that .. WHICH kernel is supposed to work ?
Title: Re: Keyboard not recognised
Post by: DimitrisRHO on October 02, 2014, 02:04:22 pm
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/initramfs-tools/+bug/1238194
Title: Re: Keyboard not recognised
Post by: DimitrisRHO on October 02, 2014, 02:30:33 pm
this looks close to my problem, touchpad works but not keyboard, although is for 13.10

http://askubuntu.com/questions/360696/keyboard-not-working-100-after-ubuntu-13-10-upgrade
Title: Re: Keyboard not recognised
Post by: PCNetSpec on October 02, 2014, 03:04:41 pm
Nope .. Peppermint already doesn't use iBus.

I'll see if I can find anything online that looks like it might help as soon as I get time .. meanwhile, kep doing what you're doing, if you spot something you think might be relevant post a link.

Question -

Does your internal Keyboard work after logging on (ie. is it only NOT working at the login screen) ?
Title: Re: Keyboard not recognised
Post by: DimitrisRHO on October 03, 2014, 04:30:27 am
I have tried to reinstall and crashed twice... I have now installed Lubuntu but still nothing. cant find out something.
Title: Re: Keyboard not recognised
Post by: DimitrisRHO on October 03, 2014, 05:39:18 am
found the solution at last!!!

http://askubuntu.com/questions/276493/keyboard-not-working-on-lg-laptop

but now I am with lubuntu, I think I will stay till next installation, I have spent so many hours I dont want to reinstall again everything.

thanks for the help.
Title: Re: [SOLVED] Keyboard not recognised
Post by: PCNetSpec on October 03, 2014, 08:50:29 am
Cheers for taking the time to post the solution, and marking the topic solved :)

And I'll see you when you get tired of blue, and the lack of a compositer and Ice ;)
Title: Re: [SOLVED] Keyboard not recognised
Post by: DimitrisRHO on October 03, 2014, 09:24:18 am
you are wellcome, this is how a forum should work, leaving post solved to help the next ones. Thanks again for your time and for the past help with triple keyboard and magnet links. keep the great work on the forum and on the developing of peppermintos  8)