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    Lubuntu 14.04 install. No text. Keyboard not working.

    I have a compaq presario B2000 laptop and I am trying to install Lubuntu [lubuntu-14.04-desktop-i386.iso.]
    Everything going well except there is no keyboard entry so can't continue.

    -cpu
    description: CPU
    product: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1500MHz
    vendor: Intel Corp.
    physical id: 4
    bus info: cpu@0
    version: 6.9.5
    slot: U1
    size: 1500MHz
    capacity: 1500MHz
    width: 32 bits

    Thanks Anyone

    Keyboard works with Kernel Linux 3.2.0-23-generic (i686)

    Could be old bios? If so can I get a new chip? This is old laptop
    Last edited by MadMax2; June 1st, 2014 at 08:26 PM.

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    Re: Lubuntu 14.04 install. No text. Keyboard not working.

    Lubuntu 14.04 install. No text. Keyboard not working. - Can't install Lubuntu 14.04 as laptop keyboard not working.

    I get to Language [Enter] Timezone [Enter] Keyboard Layout [Enter] > When name and password [empty forms] appear typing leaves spaces blank (no text formed.

    Is there a work around - bring up a terminal and install missing package (whatever it is)?

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    Re: Lubuntu 14.04 install. No text. Keyboard not working.

    MadMax2: Hi !

    A PAE issue ?

    See:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PAE
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2211590 <- Now 14.04 Lubuntu has support for non-pae:

    Just
    hope this helps
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    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubuntu'n !

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    Can't install Lubuntu 14.04 as laptop keyboard not working. Work Around?

    This is a repeat of earlier post

    I get to Language [Enter] Timezone [Enter] Keyboard Layout [Enter] > When name and password [empty forms] appear typing leaves spaces blank.

    Is there a work around - bring up a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and install missing package (whatever it is)?
    I never thought to try that as I thought text wouldn't work in terminal if it doesn't work in LXDE?

    I reinstalled 12.04 but I would like to keep up to date.

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    Re: Lubuntu 14.04 install. No text. Keyboard not working.

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    Re: Lubuntu 14.04 install. No text. Keyboard not working.

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    Re: Lubuntu 14.04 install. No text. Keyboard not working.

    D. Install the development version 14.04 as described at the top of the page. The new option 'forcepae' does the same as Fake-PAE and makes the installation straightforward. Be aware that as of today (2014-03-16) 14.04 is still in development, so expect the unexpected.
    ............
    I did that the mouse worked but not text input [white spaces in field] so installation failed.
    There's no key to bring up terminal? Crl Apt T didn't work.

    Got this message:
    [errno 2 no such file or directory:'/target/lib/firmware/asihpi/dsp6600.bin]
    Last edited by MadMax2; June 4th, 2014 at 08:14 AM.

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    Re: Lubuntu 14.04 install. No text. Keyboard not working.

    0. It seems that you have got past the PAE issue (I guess you use forcepae).


    1. I cannot find any information about the RAM (size). Your problem might be that you have too little RAM for the desktop installer.

    Are you trying to install from the desktop iso file (where the first entry in the main boot menu (after language) is 'Try Lubuntu ...'? This is an installer with a graphical interface.

    Or are you trying to install from the alternate iso file (where the first entry the main boot menu (after language) is 'Install Lubuntu ...'? This is an installer with menus in a text interface, and it needs less RAM than the desktop installer.


    2. It might also be a problem with the driver for graphics or wifi. Please specify the

    - graphics chip/card
    - wifi chip/card


    *. See this link for more details to help you get Lubuntu working

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/AdvancedMethods

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    Re: Lubuntu 14.04 install. No text. Keyboard not working.

    ~$ free -m
    total used free shared buffers cached
    Mem: 479 465 13 0 13 225
    -/+ buffers/cache: 226 252
    Swap: 492 0 492
    john@john-Presario-B2000-PD257PA-AB5:~$

    That is running 12.04.4.

    Are you trying to install from the desktop iso file (where the first entry in the main boot menu (after language) is 'Try Lubuntu ...'? This is an installer with a graphical interface.
    yes it's the graphical install
    *-display:0
    description: VGA compatible controller
    product: 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 2
    bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
    version: 02
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
    configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
    resources: irq:11 memory:e8000000-efffffff memory:e0000000-e007ffff ioport:1800(size=8)
    *-display:1 UNCLAIMED
    description: Display controller
    product: 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 2.1
    bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1
    version: 02
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm cap_list
    configuration: latency=0
    resources: memory:f0000000-f7ffffff memory:e0080000-e00fffff

    description: Wireless interface
    product: PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 2
    bus info: pci@0000:02:02.0
    logical name: eth1
    version: 04
    serial: 00:0c:f1:36:4c:ec
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ipw2100 driverversion=git-1.2.2 firmware=712.0.3:3:00000001 latency=32 link=no maxlatency=34 mingnt=2 multicast=yes wireless=unassociated
    resources: irq:11 memory:e0200000-e0200fff
    *-network:1

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    Re: Lubuntu 14.04 install. No text. Keyboard not working.

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