[Partially Solved] Failing to boot Manjaro USB key – EZbook 3 pro

[Partially Solved] Failing to boot Manjaro USB key – EZbook 3 pro

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  • #71902
    Garga Mel
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    Maybe it’s just my laptop’s hardware issue, but I noticed some minor weirdness/issues

    • The ENTER key registers a KP_Enter keycode instead of a Return keycode
      • Fix: Remap key

    I’m getting the same behavior probably a pooly designed keyboard. This breaks the Enter key in ZSH for example. Fortunately it is fairly easy to remap the correct key. I took the opportunity to remap F11 and F12 keys to home, end, page up and page down. I’m starting to think this lapbook can be usable as a linux machine !

    #71908
    Tasz
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    I took the opportunity to remap F11 and F12 keys to home, end, page up and page down.  

    That’s brilliant! How’d you remap the keys? Did you use something that applies to the entire OS?

    I use zsh too, and these are my bindings. The pipe was critical to me.

    bindkey ‘^[OM’ accept-line
    bindkey ‘^[[23~’ beginning-of-line
    bindkey ‘^[[23;2~’ up-line-or-history
    bindkey ‘^[[24~’ end-of-line
    bindkey ‘^[[24;2~’ down-line-or-history
    bindkey -s ‘^[[3~’ ‘\’
    bindkey -s ‘^[[3;2~’ ‘|’

    #71917
    Garga Mel
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    Bindkey is only for zsh. I’m using Xmodmap https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/xmodmap

    Create an ~/.Xmodmap file and it will be loaded automatically on boot. So yes it is system wide.
    Also look at the xev utility if you want to try this.

    Here is the content of my file :

    keycode 104 = Return
    keycode 163 = Prior
    keycode 78 = Next
    keycode 95 = Home Home Home Home F11 F11 XF86Switch_VT_11
    keycode 96 = End End End End F12 F12 XF86Switch_VT_12
    #72102
    Brad
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    One potential workaround for that black cursor stuck screen problem is using the Manjaro Architect installation tool.  It boots into a non-graphical screen then allows you to choose and install all the latest software n drivers downloaded from the Internet instead of extracted from an ISO  (provide of course you can get internet access working via wire or wireless).  I used Architect once to install onto a USB destination drive (with data persistence) – it took a while but it worked.

    #72759
    Brad
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    Yeah, and Xfce runs faster than KDE. Btw, if you have the v4 version of the EZB 3 Pro here is a simplified directions for installing Ubuntu 17.10 on it with everything working –> https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-laptop-and-netbook-25/jumper-ezbook-3-pro-can’t-boot-from-usb-most-of-common-linux-distros-4175605766/page4.html#post5763900  Btw, anyone know if it’s the v4 (or earlier?) being sold now on Gearbest and Geekbuying?

    #72760
    Garga Mel
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    This is more or less what I also used.
    I’ve purchased this ezBook 3 pro from Gearbest in August and received a V4. By now they might be selling a V5 🙂

    #74824
    Phil90
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    Thanks for the ISO!!! is it to much ask u to make an manjaro xfce with respin??

    it will be awesome! of course if does t bother u to much

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