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    Asus laptop numpad not working (Dvorak kb layer)

    My numlock kb switch works, the LED goes on / off.. The enter key works, and so do the home / end and stuff.. BUT.. when i want a numberpad, the numbers DONT work. And the arrows mostly dont work either. When the numlock pad is set to "on" (LED on) the up / 8 and down / 2 key makes the mouse move up and down. If the numlock is OFF, the same thing happens.

    Id like a working number pad, and the ability to use the / * - + keys.

    Anyone know a way to fix this or had similar problems ? Heres some basic outputs if its any help. PLease advise.

    cat /proc/bus/input/devices
    Code:
    I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0001 Product=0001 Version=ab41
    N: Name="AT Translated Set 2 keyboard"
    P: Phys=isa0060/serio0/input0
    S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/i8042/serio0/input/input5
    U: Uniq=
    H: Handlers=kbd event5 
    B: EV=120013
    B: KEY=402000000 3803078f800d001 feffffdfffefffff fffffffffffffffe
    B: MSC=10
    B: LED=7
    Only thing of interest, rest is lid / power switch, etc..

    dmesg | grep input
    Code:
    [    0.876143] input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard as /devices/platform/i8042/serio0/input/input5
    Theres nothing in my xorg.conf file, but i do indeed use the Dvorak KB layer.
    Just so you can physically see what ive got, here is my laptop model.
    Last edited by QuanTime; April 17th, 2010 at 08:42 AM.

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    Re: Asus laptop numpad not working (Dvorak kb layer)

    I had a similar problem and found this solution:

    Try going to System, Preferences, Keyboard. Then select the "Mouse Keys" tab and uncheck "Pointer can be controlled using the keypad".

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    Re: Asus laptop numpad not working (Dvorak kb layer)

    worked perfectly. Settings went to hell when i went Lucid. Such is life.

    Still never solved my gsynaptics-device settings problem. I want the touch pad to disable while typing,, which i STILL cant make it do.. Otherwise im set.

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    Re: Asus laptop numpad not working (Dvorak kb layer)

    I had the same problem and the fix worked for me as well.
    Thx!!!

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    Re: Asus laptop numpad not working (Dvorak kb layer)

    kudos from my side as well. Had this issue on a Asus G73 and num block

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    Re: Asus laptop numpad not working (Dvorak kb layer)

    thanks! worked perfectly!

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    Re: Asus laptop numpad not working (Dvorak kb layer)

    worked perfectly for an ASUS K50IJ

    thanks

    12345679 hehe
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    Re: Asus laptop numpad not working (Dvorak kb layer)

    Quote Originally Posted by Machaon View Post
    I had a similar problem and found this solution:

    Try going to System, Preferences, Keyboard. Then select the "Mouse Keys" tab and uncheck "Pointer can be controlled using the keypad".
    right on mate you did me good!!

    EDIT:

    worked on my acer aspire 5820TG
    Last edited by adduds; March 22nd, 2011 at 03:08 AM.

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    Re: Asus laptop numpad not working (Dvorak kb layer)

    Thanks!

    I have a standard ASUS laptop, with USA International (with deadkeys) layout, and this workaround did the job for me.

    I don't know why suddenly this option appeared checked, I have never set it... (a bug?)

    Cheers

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