Keyboard Problem after running EasyLIfe <Solved>
I originally posted this in another forum, but have deleted and reposted here as being more appropriate
I was reading a thread in the Gamers Lounge and noticed the resource listing in Wayne's signature block, and decided to try EasyLife. It worked great and I like the changes, except for one biggie, a toggled keyboard setting. I'll explain.
I am running Fedora 8 on a Gateway MX6429 15" Laptop (AMD 64 Turion) and Gnome desktop. Installation has been relatively painless--some initial struggle with getting the wireless up but that is now resolved.
After I finished running EasyLife I rebooted and everything seemed normal until I couldn't log in to my wireless network (wouldn't accept the password). I opened Terminal and tried to login as root and couldn't (my keyboard was typing gobbledygook. After closer examination I found that somehow the function key on my keyboard was now defaulted on so that when I typed an 'M' I got a '0' instead. By holding down the Fn key I am able to type normally, but obviously this isn't a good soloution.
The problem only shows up after intial login--when accessing the user accounts the keyboard still works properly so I suspect it is a setting under Gnome. Also, though I only applied EasyLife to one user (myself) the problem shows up when I login to my wife's account also.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I know I could reformat and start over from scratch, but I hate to do that to a system that seems to be working great other than this one problem.
Last edited by mikefarris; 12th March 2008 at 06:10 PM.