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    apple keyboard a1243

    Hi I've got a PC (not apple), currently I'm using the Apple a1243 keyboard (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Keyboard) on ubuntu 8.04, but it doesn't work. It worked perfectly under ubuntu 7.10, and it still works on the login screen, but once I login, only few keys keep working (for example the "k" prints a "2" etc).
    The keyboard layout is "generic 105 international" with italian layout.

    Thanks for any suggestion.

    dmesg output when I disconnect and reconnect the keyboard
    ------------------------------------------
    [ 1041.079825] usb 2-2: USB disconnect, address 7
    [ 1041.079829] usb 2-2.2: USB disconnect, address 8
    [ 1054.115966] usb 2-8: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 9
    [ 1054.256814] usb 2-8: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    [ 1054.257052] hub 2-8:1.0: USB hub found
    [ 1054.257161] hub 2-8:1.0: 3 ports detected
    [ 1054.571455] usb 2-8.2: new low speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 10
    [ 1054.670172] usb 2-8.2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    [ 1054.674029] input: Apple, Inc Apple Keyboard as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.1/usb2/2-8/2-8.2/2-8.2:1.0/input/input10
    [ 1054.708481] input,hidraw1: USB HID v1.11 Keyboard [Apple, Inc Apple Keyboard] on usb-0000:00:02.1-8.2
    [ 1054.712951] input: Apple, Inc Apple Keyboard as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.1/usb2/2-8/2-8.2/2-8.2:1.1/input/input11
    [ 1054.735249] input,hidraw2: USB HID v1.11 Device [Apple, Inc Apple Keyboard] on usb-0000:00:02.1-8.2
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  2. #2
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    Re: apple keyboard a1243

    Have you set the keyboard layout as a Mac Keyboard?

    It should be Italian>>Mac Keyboard
    James (Registered Ubuntu User #19236)

    iMac G3 350Mhz Summer 2000, running Debian Squeeze
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    Re: apple keyboard a1243

    Hi I've tried all the keyboard layouts...

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    Re: apple keyboard a1243

    there is a bug in the linux kernel that recognizes the aluminum keyboards as the same keyboard as is in Macbooks. I is emulating a numpad in the main keyboard area like can be done on many laptops. I believe hitting F6 twice reverses this function. See bug report here:
    https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/mact...rt/+bug/201887

  5. #5
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    Re: apple keyboard a1243

    yeah, F6 twice and "thank you" ten times!

    do you think that this bug needs to be submitted also somewhere else?
    Last edited by giorgio-m; May 18th, 2008 at 07:54 PM.

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