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I'm running Leenux 5.1 from a USB stick using unetbootin. It works ok, except my keyboard is messed up -- pressing k results in a 2 instead (the 2 key also types a 2). How could this happen?

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Sounds like the numlock is being turned on. – Kevin Jan 10 '12 at 19:58
Thanks Kevin. You are right. By pressing the fn key and f11 I can now type my k. Strange that it gets turned on during boot up. Now I have too find out how to close windows. – Richardah Jan 10 '12 at 20:11
@Kevin Post as an answer? I'm tempted to call this too localized, but I guess it could happen to someone else – Michael Mrozek Jan 10 '12 at 20:58

The numlock was being turned on at boot, fn+f11 turns it off, allowing the right side of the keyboard to be used normally. (key combo to turn it off may be different on other keyboards)

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