A friend of mine gave me an old ASUS laptop M2400N.
It's a 1.6ghz with 768Mhz
It is having a few issues I am hoping are simple to resolve.
It has WinXP SP2 and the keyboard in Windows is mis-mapped? Meaning when I enter the command prompt and try to type I get weird characters ($d, #^&3 etc...)
This happens every time I use the keyboard (with the exception of the windows key and the enter key)
When I try to update to SP3 it stalls. It stalls on the screen that says installing SP3.
I tried installing Ubuntu (v9 & v11) and it stalls on the start up screen (even when try the demo/install).
I did run a mem test using Unbuntu and it passed and I have swapped out the hard drives.
I am thinking something might be wrong with the comp itself but I am hoping that it might be a simple fix??
I would like to either get the keyboard issue fixed so I can use it in windows
It seems like the keyboard is in Unicode for some odd reason when it comes to cmd prompt.
As for Linux, I think the old school Asus mobos did not support Linux and it was very picky on what it can run. I think you might be able to run OpenSuse or Fedora. Those old Asus things used to drive me nuts until I found a distro that would install.