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Microsoft wireless keyboard 3000

I just installes a Microdoft Wireless Keyboard and it is working fine with my windows applications, However an application that I constantly use is Linux based and some of the function keys are not working. F1 and F2 are working, but F4 and F5 are not. Is there a solution, or is the keyboard just not compatible with Linux?

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Good evening! How are you? Fine, I hope. Isn't it the little irritations in life that can build over time to drive you crazy . . . and isn't it the little joys in life that can collect to bring you so much joy.

As you can see I have resolved my capitalization problem. It reminds me of the movie "It's a Wonderful Life" -- you know that part with the stair rail knob that kept coming off all through the movie. It could make a person want to through that old knob right out the front door. Well, as it turns out about a year ago I purchased a HID wireless keyboard (and mouse combo). HID's not a manufacturer name, but rather a genre of computer peripheral -- I think it stands for Human Interface Device. Anywho, after 6-8 months of my keyboard working fine, all the sudden my shift keys stopped working. Worst than that, if you inadvertently did press one of the shift keys, then the computer would do a super-fast shut down, closing all of your open applications without saving any of your work and then shutting off the PC, in like 5 seconds! I decided I'd out smart the problem by simply remapping two other keys as my new shift keys like an unused function key and the windows key. But, it really didn't help, because sooner or later I'd invariable bump one of the actual shift keys and all my work would be lost . . . can you say infuriating!!!

Another bright idea was to use the Caps Lock key whenever I needed to capitalize a word, but in the end it got so bad that I had to download a ascii text file with the characters needed when pressing shift, like @ or $ or ? or !, well you get the idea. I went out the Internet to see if others were experiencing the same problem and I was surprised to find that I had plenty of company. Everyone seemed to describe the same problem but no one had come up with how to solve the problem. I theorized that the drivers for the device must have been corrupted and by de-installing and then re-installed the device drivers (wireless mouse and wireless keyboard), it would erase the corrupted file(s), but it was to no avail.

Finally, this afternoon, I decided to try a new twist. I deinstalled the devices, and shut down the computer as I had done in the past, but this time I took the batteries out of the devices, theorizing that somehow the devices themselves had their own memory and that even though I was resetting the drivers on the laptop, what was needed was a resetting of the information stored in the devices themselves. Viola! I left the batteries out for 1-2 hours, then put them back in and reinstalled the drivers and nOw I hAvE cApItAlIzAtIoN! Whoo - hoo!


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Re: Microsoft wireless keyboard 3000

Not all microsoft keyboards are compatable with linux the best keyboard that is compatable with linux and windows is the Cherry CyMotion Master Linux keyboard it was relesed in oct this year.

The Linux keyboard has the Linux penguin logo, Tux, instead of the Windows start key and features 29 hot keys. The hot keys are configured for the Linux operating system and desktop applications, simplifying actions such as cutting, copying and pasting text, and moving between Web pages.

it costs around £29.99 i have one my self its great for linux.

i hope this has helped. please rank my solution

Posted on Dec 07, 2007

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SOURCE: function keys do not work on Linux

Here is a solution

1)Insert your linux operation system into the cd rom
2)Now restart your computer.
3)While the computer is starting enter the bios settings by pressing F2.
4)Now search for boot tab.
5)In the boot tab search first boot to cd rom
6)Save the settings
7)Restart the computer
8)Enter the linux installation wizard.
9)Now enter repair mode and let it repair.

By doing this the damaged drivers and files will be recovered.

If this does not solve the problem try other drivers for linux
click here for them
If you are using both linux and windows,I recommend you not to use both of them in the same computer as there are possibilities that some files may get corrupted.

Posted on Dec 07, 2007

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