I'm new to RPI, not to mention Linux. Please go easy on me!
Got my RPI model B, plugged into monitor via HDMI, USB keyboard, LAN connected to router. Boots up ok, video output good, boots to raspi-config, but no lights on keyboard and no key input. Checked on web, checked voltage across TP1/TP2, 5V. Being powered from 1A phone charger socket. Swapped leads and chargers a couple of times, even powered off laptop, no change.
Read about possibility of SSHing and and changing keyboard locale - but LAN is dead, no lights on RPI, no light on router, nothing connected on router config page.
Not sure what to do now, no way of communicating with RPI, troubleshooting options v limited!