Archive for November 27th, 2005

An error on your part does not an Ubuntu bug make

So while installing Ubuntu on a laptop, Technopotamus allowed the Ubuntu installer to install the wrong keymap for his laptop. When his keyboard doesn’t work the way that he expects it to after the install is done, he blames Ubuntu? Huh?

This problem is actually rather assinine. During the install process, it autodetects the keyboard. I thought it said it was going to use US default, but im not sure, i pressed enter relatively quickly (i didnt expect linux to mis-detect anything). Then it installed relatively well; about the same as Debian Sarge. Anyway, then when I booted up, the keyboard doesnt work – most of the keys didnt do anything, and a few of them displayed messed up letters, or the wrong ones. This was definitely NOT the US-default keymap i had selected (later I discovered that it had autodetected my “standard 104 keyboard

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