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[Bug 974455] Re: Lenovo u300s 't' key sends "Hiragana-Katana"


Jonathan Lange, as per http://download.lenovo.com/express/ddfm.html an update is available for your BIOS (43). If you update to this following https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BiosUpdate , does it change anything? If it doesn't, could you please both specify what happened, and provide the output of the following terminal command:
sudo dmidecode -s bios-version && sudo dmidecode -s bios-release-date

Please note your current BIOS is already in the Bug Description, so
posting this on the old BIOS would not be helpful.

For more on BIOS updates and linux, please see

Thank you for your understanding.

** Tags removed: kernel-request-3.2.0-23.36
** Tags added: bios-outdated-43 bot-stop-nagging

** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
       Status: Confirmed => Incomplete

** Summary changed:

- Lenovo u300s 't' key sends "Hiragana-Katana"
+ [Lenovo IdeaPad U300s] 't' key sends "Hiragana-Katana"

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  [Lenovo IdeaPad U300s] 't' key sends "Hiragana-Katana"

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Bug description:
  Since booting today, my laptop's 't' key (physical) does not function
  correctly. Instead of sending the correct keycode, it sends
  "<Hiragana-Katakana>. I use a dvorak keyboard layout, so it ought to
  map to 'y' for me.

  jpds reports that cparrino has had the same issue on nearly-identical
  hardware, and that the key also does not work in grub.

  He also provides this work-around:

   $ xmodmap -e "keycode 101 = t"

  Which only works in qwerty. Use "keycode 101 = y" for dvorak.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
  Package: linux-image-3.2.0-22-generic 3.2.0-22.35
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-22.35-generic 3.2.14
  Uname: Linux 3.2.0-22-generic x86_64
  AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.24.
  ApportVersion: 2.0-0ubuntu4
  Architecture: amd64
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  jml        2013 F.... pulseaudio
  Date: Thu Apr  5 18:13:59 2012
  HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=b85b0353-c88b-4a7b-93ca-aa6190b1ff4d
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Beta amd64 (20120301)
  MachineType: LENOVO 1080
   PATH=(custom, user)
  ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-22-generic root=UUID=36faead1-a41c-4363-813a-2c4c56e715ef ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
  SourcePackage: linux
  StagingDrivers: mei
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  dmi.bios.date: 11/21/2011
  dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.bios.version: 56CN38WW
  dmi.board.asset.tag: ATN12345678901234567
  dmi.board.name: U300s
  dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.board.version: 1.0
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
  dmi.chassis.type: 10
  dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.chassis.version: Lenovo IdeaPad U300s
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvr56CN38WW:bd11/21/2011:svnLENOVO:pn1080:pvrLenovoIdeaPadU300s:rvnLENOVO:rnU300s:rvr1.0:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrLenovoIdeaPadU300s:
  dmi.product.name: 1080
  dmi.product.version: Lenovo IdeaPad U300s
  dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO

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