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I tried to install Ubuntu 10.10 desktop edition on my laptop and unfortunately it didn't detect my keyboard (it detects my mouse) so I couldn't finish installation.

Is it something wrong I'm doing? There isn't really much to specify during the installation process and I'm really disappointed that such a trivial task as installation cannot be done without asking a question on a forum.

Maybe it's because I'm trying to install it on my laptop? Shall I the download the notebook edition? That sound silly to me.

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Maybe you could explain a little bit more about your configuration so that we could help better – bubu Dec 23 '10 at 17:55
bubu, well, Hewlett Packard Pavilion dv9000, nvidia as a graphic card, intel centrino duo, 160GB hard drive, 2GB memory. This laptop is 4 years old now. – There is nothing we can do Dec 23 '10 at 17:57
Do you know how your keyboard is detected in other operating systems? Does ti work with other distributions? Does it work with other distributions using same kernel version? – AndrejaKo Dec 23 '10 at 18:06
It's very unlikely the Netbook edition would be any different. – 8128 Dec 23 '10 at 20:37
up vote 1 down vote accepted

During this part of the install could you type in the box where you see "hello Ubuntu" ?


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I've just discovered that whenever I switch on of my pad on my laptop the whole keyboard isn't working and system restart is needed. So far definitely not impressed by Ubuntu. – There is nothing we can do Dec 24 '10 at 15:38

Try setting some of the boot options as shown on this page. My older laptop also had problems with keyboard detection. I believe that the option acpi=off or noapci fixed it. Another tool is the on-screen keyboard.

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Netbook edition works.. But I have installed ubuntu10.10 on my sis's laptop and it worked fine...

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