I've googled this and can't find a similar enough situation to shed any light on the particular problem l'm seeing. When I first turn the computer on in the morning, everything works fine. After 5-10 minutes of operation however, the following keys cease to function: 2, a, f, g, j, l, and the right hand Shift key. The on-screen keyboard still operates as well the rest of the machine without any other problems. Acer's service rep diagnosed it as a hardware issue, but seeing how the keys do work briefly each day I thought it may be worth getting any input people here have to offer before sending it out for repair. I've updated the BIOS, disabled SELinux and also tried running Linux Mint off a live USB and the problem persists. The computer is an Acer Aspire One netbook, 8gb ssd, 512Mb running Fedora11.