Wow, talk about around the block.
I booted with no external keyboard, with a live Mint CD,and a USB stick, also Mint on it.
I had keystroke issues every way I went, BUMMER.
So, I'm thinking," this laptop is messed up ".
Last gasp effort, I pulled out a Ubuntu 9.04 DVD my Linux guru mailed me months ago.
Its what I installed on my Mini 10V BTW.
So, I boot live on the 9.04 DVD, and everything works. Perfect.
I typed an open office document. Saved it.
Opened it, typed some more, and saved that to my 32gb little sidecar memory card.
Its starting to really look like all the CD's and my USB stick have errors, which got INSTALLED on this Mini 9, naturally.
More testing will be needed.
Might start by installing 9.04 on this Mini 9 and use the onboard KeyBoard a little to check it. To be sure.
But, On the 32GB SSD
with onboard keyboard, my bootable Mint CDR, and my bootable USB Mint stick, ALL of them have keyboard issues, big time.
But not on the Ubuntu 9.04 DVD there was no keyboard issues AT ALL.
I checked the Md5 thing, but still I think I got a error somewhere.
I'm using my Mini 9 right now, but with external keyboard.
Woorks 100% as always.
This is allot of strangeness for a guy only 4 months into Linux.
But you helped me ALLOT.