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Thread: [SOLVED] Acer Laptop - delete key doesn't work in Hardy

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    Re: [SOLVED] Acer Laptop - delete key doesn't work in Hardy

    I can also confirm this on an Acer 5210. Upgrade from Gutsy to Hardy and the Del key does not work (appears not to issue a key code so it looks like its mis mapped). And yes the key does work up to the point Xorg fires up.

    Ok, there is a bug filed for this at
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/181057
    and this reply looks like a fix!


    > zombiepig wrote on 2008-04-18: (permalink)

    >Ok, i've tracked down the line which causes the problem, by >manually applying each change from the working hal keymap file.
    >The problem is the line

    >"<append key="input.keymap.data" >type="strlist">e053:bluetooth</append> <!-- Bluetooth (toggle) >on-to-off -->"
    >on line 141 of /usr/share/hal/fdi/information/10freedesktop/30-keymap-acer.fdi

    >Removing this line (and restarting) fixes the problem properly. >Removing it doesn't affect the bluetooth functionality either, >since it's the next line
    >"<append key="input.keymap.data" >type="strlist">e054:bluetooth</append> <!-- Bluetooth (toggle) >off-to-on -->"
    >which allows the bluetooth module to be switched toggled.

    >So it's perfectly safe to remove line 141, retain full >functionality, and fix the delete key issue permanently! I'm >going to try and find a way of getting this fix upstream, and >hopefully a ubuntu dev can make the required change before >hardy release....

    >(and thanks go to daniel eckl for finding the fix for this one!)


    HTH

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    Re: [SOLVED] Acer Laptop - delete key doesn't work in Hardy

    Last edited by rhaposo; May 24th, 2008 at 08:28 AM. Reason: dupe

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    Re: [SOLVED] Acer Laptop - delete key doesn't work in Hardy

    I have deleted the line 141 like posted -
    And my DEL Key still doesn't function !
    What could be wrong ?
    keyboad > laptop > acer is selected
    Any ideas ?
    System Ubuntu Hardy - Default installation - Acer 5220

    [OKAY SOLVED]
    Used the attached file to overwrite my existing... now everthing works fine with the "DEL"
    Last edited by DocViper; May 28th, 2008 at 05:34 PM.

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    Re: [SOLVED] Acer Laptop - delete key doesn't work in Hardy

    I've got the same problem on an Acer Extensa 5210 -- I deleted afore-mentioned line, but that didn't help here.

    @ DocViper: which attached file did you use? any chance to send me that file?

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    Smile Re: [SOLVED] Acer Laptop - delete key doesn't work in Hardy

    the file is in the bug report threat:

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/181057

    scroll down till the comment:
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+b...57/comments/31

    and there is the file attached

    and the comment below the mentioned relates to the 5210 acer

    joe
    Last edited by DocViper; August 5th, 2008 at 06:44 AM.

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    Re: [SOLVED] Acer Laptop - delete key doesn't work in Hardy

    I tried both, but it doesn't help. What does help is /etc/init.d/hotkey-service restart, at least until reboot.

    Any other ideas what I could do?

    thanks

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