dmesg - odd response
sett at iinet.net.au
Thu Sep 22 04:48:52 UTC 2005
On Wed, 2005-09-21 at 16:58 -0400, Michael Gordon wrote:
> Carthik Sharma wrote:
> > On 9/20/05, *Tom* <sett at iinet.net.au <mailto:sett at iinet.net.au>> wrote:
> > I have just used the dmesg command with no additional options and it
> > completed the output I expected but at the end it gave a series of
> > line-pairs all identical ....
> > atkbd.c: Unknown key released (translated set 2, code 0x81 on
> > isa0060/serio0).
> > atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e001 <keycode>' to make it known.
> > I suspect you have a dell laptop, or a microsoft keyboard, with
> > special keys, some of which are not mapped.
> > Search for "setkeycodes e001 <keycode>" on google and you'll find a
> > few people talking about it. Since I don't know more about your
> > laptop/desktop I can't be of any more help :)
> > Carthik.
> I personally wouldn't worry about it. It could also be pushing the
> Function key on a laptop keyboard (it's blue on my Dell Latitude D505).
> Perhaps turning on your wireless card requires it? I think that's
> actually not OS-dependent, as I've seen Fn+F2 turn on and off my
> wireless card in linux and Windows.
> You could, of course, map those keys to do something like Carthik says,
> but the question is, do you actually use those buttons?
Thanks for the replies .....
Carthik yes, i have an m$ wireless keyboard and mouse (and a KVM switch
to make things even more iteresting) ....
I am getting those messages without pressing any keys other than the
necessary spaces, and <enter> of course, in a terinal window.
So even if the cause is the keyboard i am using how come linux sees a
keystroke that is not be pressed?
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