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alright i have posted this on other forums and also in the installation section of this forum with very little success. heres my problem every second time and every other ...
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    am i the only person in the world that has this problem


    alright i have posted this on other forums and also in the installation section of this forum with very little success. heres my problem

    every second time and every other time i boot up my touchpad and keyboard dont work. i plugged in a wireless mouse and the mouse worked. i have installed every single version of linux that i have used in the past ( fedora, ubuntu, xubuntu, lubuntu, kubuntu, linux mint) and lts versions as well as the newest versions of them as well. all versions are doing the exact same thing.

    keyboard works in the grub menu when booting in fedora 19 kde but quits working along the bootup procedure.

    i have installed in uefi mode and legacy mode and both do the exact same thing.

    i have ruled out that it is a hardware problem cause it was working 100% when i was running windows 8 exept i hated windows from previous experience so i got rid of it for linux which was the biggest mistake i have made this year. i have completly given up. ready to throw the computer in the garbage,

    please help im loosing my mind with this.

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    I have seen this when the "x11-drivers/xf86-input-evdev" package is not installed for X11 (Gnome, KDE, XFCE, etc all sit on top of X11 and uses X11 the the actual displaying).

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    Quote Originally Posted by alf55 View Post
    I have seen this when the "x11-drivers/xf86-input-evdev" package is not installed for X11 (Gnome, KDE, XFCE, etc all sit on top of X11 and uses X11 the the actual displaying).

    alright. would this cause it to do this randomly?? or cause it to always not work until this driver is installed?

    thanks for any information.

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    The keyboard would work until the GUI starts and then you would have a non-working keyboard. If it was this the GUI keyboard would appear non-functioning all the time.

    This is the only idea that came to my mind since seeing your question.

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    ok then thats not the problem. cause it works about 80 - 90 % of the time. but sometimes it will screw up like this about 3 -5 times in a row. then work good for a couple days. its very random and is worse on other linux distro's but fedora 19 kde has been the best so far. i read somewhere it could be a kernel panic or something like that. but i tried to upgrade the kernels with very little success or made it even worse.

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    Ok. Obvious solution - don't reboot once it works... That said, I have never seen this. I have be believe that there is some problem with the system hardware when running linux, such as a race condition where it may (or may not) recognize the device when booting the operating system.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    is there some kind of fix for this or do i have to get rid of my computer?? i tried to put it in sleep mode and the screen wont work once it shuts down. and i dont want to leave it on 24 hours a day.

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    post what kind of hardware you have, maybe that will ring a bell w/someone here.

    also, check out /var/log/messages and/or the output of the "dmesg" command for kernel messages that might contains clues.

    if you think it is related to X, check out the X server log (usually /var/log/Xorg.0.log).

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    heres what i got using dmidecode.

    Code:
    BIOS Information
            Vendor: Insyde Corp.
            Version: 6.30
            Release Date: 12/06/2012
            Address: 0xE0000
            Runtime Size: 128 kB
            ROM Size: 4096 kB
            Characteristics:
                    PCI is supported
                    BIOS is upgradeable
                    BIOS shadowing is allowed
                    Boot from CD is supported
                    Selectable boot is supported
                    BIOS ROM is socketed
                    EDD is supported
                    Japanese floppy for NEC 9800 1.2 MB is supported (int 13h)
                    Japanese floppy for Toshiba 1.2 MB is supported (int 13h)
                    5.25"/360 kB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
                    5.25"/1.2 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
                    3.5"/720 kB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
                    3.5"/2.88 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
                    8042 keyboard services are supported (int 9h)
                    CGA/mono video services are supported (int 10h)
                    ACPI is supported
                    USB legacy is supported
                    Targeted content distribution is supported
                    UEFI is supported
            BIOS Revision: 6.30
            Firmware Revision: 6.0
    
    Handle 0x0001, DMI type 1, 27 bytes
    System Information
            Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
            Product Name: Satellite L850D
            Version: PSKGCC-003002
            Serial Number: 1D274285R
            UUID: 0FF4AF30-6109-81E2-3601-7054D2AC3DF7
            Wake-up Type: Power Switch
            SKU Number: PSKGCC
            Family: Type1Family
    
    Handle 0x0002, DMI type 2, 16 bytes
    Base Board Information
            Manufacturer: AMD
            Product Name: PLCSC8
            Version: Base Board Version
            Serial Number: Base Board Serial Number
            Asset Tag: Base Board Asset Tag
            Features:
                    Board is a hosting board
                    Board is replaceable
            Location In Chassis: Base Board Chassis Location
            Chassis Handle: 0x0003
            Type: Motherboard
            Contained Object Handles: 0
    
    Handle 0x0003, DMI type 3, 23 bytes
    Chassis Information
            Manufacturer: OEM Chassis Manufacturer
            Type: Notebook
            Lock: Not Present
            Version: OEM Chassis Version
            Serial Number: OEM Chassis Serial Number
            Asset Tag: No Asset Tag
            Boot-up State: Safe
            Power Supply State: Safe
            Thermal State: Safe
            Security Status: None
            OEM Information: 0x00000000
            Height: Unspecified
            Number Of Power Cords: 1
            Contained Elements: 0
            SKU Number: Not Specified
    
    Handle 0x0004, DMI type 4, 42 bytes
    Processor Information
            Socket Designation: Socket FT1
            Type: Central Processor
            Family: A-Series
            Manufacturer: AMD processor
            ID: 01 0F 61 00 FF FB 8B 17
            Signature: Family 21, Model 16, Stepping 1
            Flags:
                    FPU (Floating-point unit on-chip)
                    VME (Virtual mode extension)
                    DE (Debugging extension)
                    PSE (Page size extension)
                    TSC (Time stamp counter)
                    MSR (Model specific registers)
                    PAE (Physical address extension)
                    MCE (Machine check exception)
                    CX8 (CMPXCHG8 instruction supported)
                    APIC (On-chip APIC hardware supported)
                    SEP (Fast system call)
                    MTRR (Memory type range registers)
                    PGE (Page global enable)
                    MCA (Machine check architecture)
                    CMOV (Conditional move instruction supported)
                    PAT (Page attribute table)
                    PSE-36 (36-bit page size extension)
                    CLFSH (CLFLUSH instruction supported)
                    MMX (MMX technology supported)
                    FXSR (FXSAVE and FXSTOR instructions supported)
                    SSE (Streaming SIMD extensions)
                    SSE2 (Streaming SIMD extensions 2)
                    HTT (Multi-threading)
            Version: AMD A8-4500M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics   
            Voltage: 1.0 V
            External Clock: 100 MHz
            Max Speed: 1900 MHz
            Current Speed: 1900 MHz
            Status: Populated, Enabled
            Upgrade: Socket FS1
            L1 Cache Handle: 0x0008
            L2 Cache Handle: 0x0009
            L3 Cache Handle: Not Provided
            Serial Number: NotSupport
            Asset Tag: FFFF
            Part Number: FFFF
            Core Count: 4
            Core Enabled: 4
            Thread Count: 4
            Characteristics:
                    64-bit capable
    
    Handle 0x0005, DMI type 5, 20 bytes
    Memory Controller Information
            Error Detecting Method: None
            Error Correcting Capabilities:
                    None
            Supported Interleave: One-way Interleave
            Current Interleave: One-way Interleave
            Maximum Memory Module Size: 8192 MB
            Maximum Total Memory Size: 16384 MB
            Supported Speeds:
                    Other
                    Unknown
                    70 ns
                    60 ns
                    50 ns
            Supported Memory Types:
                    Other
                    Unknown
                    Standard
                    FPM
                    SIMM
                    Burst EDO
            Memory Module Voltage: 3.3 V
            Associated Memory Slots: 2
                    0x0006
                    0x0007
            Enabled Error Correcting Capabilities:
                    None
                    Single-bit Error Correcting
                    Double-bit Error Correcting
                    Error Scrubbing
    
    Handle 0x0006, DMI type 6, 12 bytes
    Memory Module Information
            Socket Designation: DIMM 0
            Bank Connections: None
            Current Speed: 1 ns
            Type: DIMM
            Installed Size: 4096 MB (Single-bank Connection)
            Enabled Size: 4096 MB (Single-bank Connection)
            Error Status: OK
    
    Handle 0x0007, DMI type 6, 12 bytes
    Memory Module Information
            Socket Designation: DIMM 0
            Bank Connections: None
            Current Speed: 1 ns
            Type: DIMM
            Installed Size: 4096 MB (Single-bank Connection)
            Enabled Size: 4096 MB (Single-bank Connection)
            Error Status: OK
    
    Handle 0x0008, DMI type 7, 19 bytes
    Cache Information
            Socket Designation: L1 Cache
            Configuration: Enabled, Not Socketed, Level 1
            Operational Mode: Write Back
            Location: Internal
            Installed Size: 192 kB
            Maximum Size: 192 kB
            Supported SRAM Types:
                    Pipeline Burst
            Installed SRAM Type: Pipeline Burst
            Speed: 1 ns
            Error Correction Type: Multi-bit ECC
            System Type: Unified
            Associativity: 2-way Set-associative
    
    Handle 0x0009, DMI type 7, 19 bytes
    Cache Information
            Socket Designation: L2 Cache
            Configuration: Enabled, Not Socketed, Level 2
            Operational Mode: Write Back
            Location: Internal
            Installed Size: 4096 kB
            Maximum Size: 4096 kB
            Supported SRAM Types:
                    Pipeline Burst
            Installed SRAM Type: Pipeline Burst
            Speed: 1 ns
            Error Correction Type: Multi-bit ECC
            System Type: Unified
            Associativity: 16-way Set-associative
    
    Handle 0x000A, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
            Internal Reference Designator: J1A1
            Internal Connector Type: None
            External Reference Designator: Keyboard
            External Connector Type: PS/2
            Port Type: Keyboard Port
    
    Handle 0x000B, DMI type 8, 9 bytes
    Port Connector Information
            Internal Reference Designator: J1A1
            Internal Connector Type: None
            External Reference Designator: Mouse
            External Connector Type: PS/2
            Port Type: Mouse Port
    Last edited by atreyu; 08-27-2013 at 11:37 PM. Reason: added CODE tags to aid in readability

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    have you tried looking in the logs i suggested to see if there is anything in there?

    also, maybe try booting with SysRescCd, it is a Live Linux distro that is pretty good about booting up on finicky hardware. it also has an X environment, too, i believe, so you can try that and see if the issue persists.

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