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Still running Fedora on the HP Pavilion g6-2210us

Just an update on Fedora 18 with Xfce on the HP Pavilion g6-2210us — all systems are very, very ‘go’ that I’m still running Fedora, now version 25, and I just replaced the keyboard on the laptop after individual key replacement didn’t go so well.

When I replaced the “n” key, it took me a while to find the “right” replacement key since HP used so many different keyboards on its Pavilion laptops during this period (2012-13). But the new “n” was never right. It was mushy, and eventually it, too, broke. Then the space bar went wonky, and that looked even more complicated to deal with.

I finally did get the right keyboard. It only cost $15. Yesterday I took out the old one and put this new one in.

Next update/repair should be the hard drive. It’s time for a new one, and I’m looking at both 1TB spinning drives and 512MB+ solid-state drives.