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Old 04-12-2004, 04:01 PM   #1
svele
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USB keyboard doesn't work in 2.6.5


I recently updated my kernel from 2.4.18 to 2.6.5. The update did go well but when i restarted my computer didn't my usb keyboard work (i don't have a PS/2 keyboard at the moment). I can only use linux with the rescbf24 feature on the Debian CD. I selected almost all USB options when i complied the kernel.
Has anyone had the same problem? How can I fix it?

PS: I haven't noticed anything else that doesn't work.

Relevant hardware:
Motherboard: ASUS P4C800
Intel P4 2,6 Ghz processor
512 mb ram
PS/2 mouse
USB keyboard
 
Old 04-12-2004, 04:20 PM   #2
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Well, with the big version jump, ithere could have been a change in the way that USB devices are acessed. Your best bet for now is to resort to booting back into 2.4, and researching what changed. Make sure you have module-init-tools installed, otherwise you WILL NOT be able to load modules.
 
Old 04-12-2004, 04:30 PM   #3
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Re: USB keyboard doesn't work in 2.6.5

Quote:
Originally posted by svele
I recently updated my kernel from 2.4.18 to 2.6.5. The update did go well but when i restarted my computer didn't my usb keyboard work (i don't have a PS/2 keyboard at the moment). I can only use linux with the rescbf24 feature on the Debian CD. I selected almost all USB options when i complied the kernel.
Has anyone had the same problem? How can I fix it?

PS: I haven't noticed anything else that doesn't work.

Relevant hardware:
Motherboard: ASUS P4C800
Intel P4 2,6 Ghz processor
512 mb ram
PS/2 mouse
USB keyboard
Did you mkdir /sys as root and then put this line in your /etc/fstab.

Code:
## Needed for kernel 2.6
none            /sys            sysfs   defaults                0       0
To have the new sysfs used, plus the names of the modules have changed if you compiled them as such so you would have to put these in your /etc/modules.conf as well as install the aforementioned module-init-tools.

Code:
uhci-hcd               
ohci-hcd               
ehci-hcd
 
Old 04-12-2004, 04:33 PM   #4
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I dont think you need ALL of those. Just what ever shows up in lspci -v.
 
Old 04-13-2004, 07:50 AM   #5
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Re: Re: USB keyboard doesn't work in 2.6.5

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Originally posted by HappyTux
Did you mkdir /sys as root and then put this line in your /etc/fstab.

Code:
## Needed for kernel 2.6
none            /sys            sysfs   defaults                0       0
To have the new sysfs used, plus the names of the modules have changed if you compiled them as such so you would have to put these in your /etc/modules.conf as well as install the aforementioned module-init-tools.

Code:
uhci-hcd               
ohci-hcd               
ehci-hcd
I've installed module-init-tools, but when i try to start it (if that is with modules) i get this error:

Code:
Error: /usr/sbin/modules-config has been called with invalid parameters
Usage: /usr/sbin/modules-config apache|apache-perl|apache-ssl [enable <module_name>]
       /usr/sbin/modules-config apache|apache-perl|apache-ssl [disable <module_name>] [quiet]
Can you please tell exactly what to add in /etc/modules.conf?
 
Old 04-13-2004, 09:23 PM   #6
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modprobe.conf. module-init-tools config is in modprobe.d, in a simmilar fasion to /etc/modules.d.
 
  


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