April 25th, 2009, 06:44 PM
I have a Dell laptop with ubuntu on it, UK keyboard layout, I connected a standard HP UK layout keyboard to the USB port to test this keyboard - this keyboard worked without any problems; however afterwards the laptop's built-in keyboard doesn't work properly - it functions fine for logging in after booting (so I know it's not a hardware failure) but afterwards several keys like i, o, p produce numbers. Re-starting the laptop with or without the USB keyboard (which continues to work fine) makes no difference, none of the keyboard options I can find in the System menu makes any difference. Any ideas as to what I can do to have a properly functioning keyboard? If all else fails I'll just reinstall the whole OS, but I'd rather take less drastic measures, thanks.