macbook + aluminum keyboard won't work

hey there. I had a bit of a struggle getting opensuse 11.0 to install on a macbook, but it all worked out in the end. everything was working fine

so after a while of using it I decided to try and install all the updates. again everything installed fine. but when I restart the laptop, neither the “internal” keyboard or a USB apple aluminum would respond. keys with LEDs like caps lock and num lock wouldn’t even illuminate