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Old 11-30-2003, 03:50 PM   #1
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Help Me!! PS/2 Mouse and Keyboard problem

I recently installed Fedora Core 1.
I configured the mouse as a 2 button PS/2 mouse, and the keyboard as a standard US english keyboard (PS/2).
Then when fedora started up for the first time, it initialized both as USB devices, and neither worked.
I rebooted and the same thing happened, so i reinstalled and and did the same configuartion, i thought maybe i had made a mistake on the first install, but it happened again.
So, i borrowed a USB keyboard and mouse from another computer and reconfigured the keyboard and mouse as root. After i reconfigured, the PS/2 keyboard and mouse started working.
Then, the next time i rebooted, they stopped working, so i rebooted and they started working again.
Now, i have to let fedora boot once without working keyboard and mouse, then do a hard shut down, and then turn it back on, and fedora recognizes both devices and they both work, but only on the second boot.
Is there anyway i can fix this, its really annoying, i just want it to see and use my PS/2 keyboard/mouse everytime i boot.

Please post a fix or email me one at
I also have an AOL screen name, leebob1187.
Please help me.

Old 01-23-2004, 10:10 AM   #2
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I have no clue what is wrong with yours. Mine regognizes my PS/2 mouse and keyboard just fine.
Old 01-26-2004, 11:10 PM   #3
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ps2 mouse and keyboard

Does this happen just in X windows or in all terminals e.g. Ctrl - Alt - F1 ???
Old 01-26-2004, 11:25 PM   #4
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was you r mouse and keyboard working on install. USB is not PS/2. Do you have your keyboard pluggrd into your pc 's USB port and the mouse into the Keyboard? List your config file.


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