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    Re: The Weirdest Bug I've Ever Had

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    Re: The Weirdest Bug I've Ever Had

    Quote Originally Posted by regomodo View Post
    Nope, nothing's new. That HP is 2/3yrs old
    Something else that just came to my mind: Did you upgrade the BIOS on that laptop?

    Shortly before Vista came out HP released a BIOS update for many of their desktops and laptops. So I upgraded the BIOS on my dv2108ea. As my laptop is from late 2004 / early 2005 I thought "Hmmm ... why not?".

    Bad idea.

    After that nothing would work under Linux anymore. The extra-keys above the normal keyboard (multimedia controls, volume, etc.) stopped working. My remote control stopped working.

    So I reverted back to the original BIOS release (the one before Vista was officially released) and lo' and behold: Everything is working again.

    Hence my question ... Could it be that you did a BIOS upgrade at some point?

    Maybe it would be worth trying out a pre-Vista BIOS release? (please: only do this if you understand the risks and if you're comfortable with it -- don't brick your computer!)

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    Re: The Weirdest Bug I've Ever Had

    try tapping the power button once, instead of holding ctrl or escp. I have a simmillar issue with a couple dv9000s. it started with Hardy. got better in intrepid but was still there. still in jaunty.

    heres to high hopes for karmic.

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