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Old 03-01-2004, 09:09 AM   #1
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Unhappy After installation of Fedora Core I and reboot mouse and keyboard will not work


I am new to Linux and am having a problem with the installation of Fedora Core 1. After running through the installation and making a boot disk I continue on with the reboot. The system start to come up fine until it hits the initial welcome screen. Then the mouse and keyboard both go dead.

I have rebooted with the installation cd in rescue mode and see that the last messages for the keyboard and mouse come up as USB. Neither of the devices are USB. In the installation for the mouse I have selected PS/2 two button, emulate 3 button.

Have reinstalled several times and keep having the same problem.

Any suggestions??????????
 
Old 03-01-2004, 01:43 PM   #2
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Are your mouse and keyboard found correctly during install ? You may have to use genric settings. Also check your XF86config file and check that your server type list matches with the devices listed below it. Ps2 mouse and keyboard should be something like this;

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "DevInputMice" "AlwaysCore"
EndSection
--------------------------snip---------------------------------

Section "InputDevice"
# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"

# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"

# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
#
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "gb"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
# this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
# also use USB mice at the same time.
Identifier "DevInputMice"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection.

If you can do a basic install ie no desktop. Then access your XF86config file with vi command is vi /etc/X11/XF86config.
 
Old 03-01-2004, 02:48 PM   #3
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The keyboard and mouse worked fine during the installation it was only after the reboot that they both quit working. I will have to boot up in rescue mode to check the XF86Config file.

What is really weird is I can use kudzu and it detects the mouse and keyboard correctly.
 
Old 03-03-2004, 10:54 AM   #4
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Kudzu is the tool that writes your modules.conf which is used in a shell. X server uses it's own config file. My mouse was detected wrongly by XFree86 and it wouldn't load the gdm at all. booting into init 3 (by typing "linux init 3 at the boot command) allowed me access to my XF86config using vi so I could change the mouse driver. You can try running XFree86's own config tool "XFree86 -configure" which writes a new XF86config you could check the two files for any differences. If you do change your XF86config file make sure that you change both. One is in /etc/X11 and the other is in /etc/sysconfig I didn't change both first time and X server kept crashing so make sure you change both. Hope this helps
 
  


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