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Re: Keyboard lights always on in F7T3, F7T4



On 4/13/07, Gerry Tool <gerrytool gmail com> wrote:
On 4/13/07, Jim Cornette < fct-cornette insight rr com> wrote:
Gerry Tool wrote:
> On 4/12/07, *Allen Kistler* <an037-ooai8 yahoo com
> <mailto: an037-ooai8 yahoo com>> wrote:
>
>     Gerry Tool wrote:
>      > While in F7T3, all three of my keyboard LEDs are constantly
>     lit.  So, it is
>      > impossible to tell whether NumLock and CapsLock are actually on
>     without
>      > typing something.
>      >
>      > Do others see this too? If so, what component should a bug be
>     reported
>      > against.
>      >
>      > This keyboard works correctly in FC6, Ubuntu and Windows.
>
>     It sounds similar to a kernel bug I filed a little while ago.
>     https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=233797
>     But at least you can still use yours.
>
>     If you think your bug is related to mine, you could add info.
>     If you think it's different, it's probably still the kernel, but I
>     suppose it could be hal or X11 stuff.  I think they both do some
>     handling on their own.  Do you see the problem in run level 1 or 3?
>
> Both kernels I currently have in Test3 do the same thing; I also have a
> Test2 partition and it behaves normally.
>
> When I first boot, the NumLock light is on, but the keyboard is actually
> in NumLock OFF.  When I press the NumLock key, all three lights come on
> steady and the NumLock function is enabled.  Further operation of the
> NumLock or CapsLock keys does toggle the function of the keyboard, but
> the three lights stay on forever until reboot.
>
> I opened a console session with Ctrl-Alt-F1 and the behavior there was
> the same.  I don't remember another way to get to a different run level.
>
> I don't think this is the same problem you are dealing with.  I'm still
> unsure what to report it against.
>
> Gerry
>

The indicators are controlled by a code as on the linked table. The
kernel could be the problem or some driver for the keyboard.
Are you using a USB or PS2 type of keyboard?

http://maven.smith.edu/~thiebaut/ArtOfAssembly/CH20/CH20-1.html#HEADING1-5

Jim

The keyboard described above is a new Dell USB keyboard (my computer is homebrew.)  Your question prompted some testing. 
An old Logitech PS2 keyboard works correctly. 
A recent Belkin USB keyboard works differently.  In F7T3, none of its lights function.  However when I plug it into the PS2 port through a USB to PS2 adapter, it works correctly in F7T3. 
The Dell USB keyboard will not function plugged into the PS2 port through the adapter.

Any definitive package to post a bug against?

Thanks.
Gerry

This still happens in Test4 and I would like to know what package to post a bug against.

Gerry

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