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Old 10-09-2005, 04:42 PM   #1
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Gentoo - Keyboard issues


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Ive been having difficulties with my keyboard. After booting the install cd for gentoo 2005.1 my keyboard died. It did not work at all after that and it was only 3 months old and in perfect condition. Went and bought a new one and swapped them out and will return the bad one to get my money back on that. There the logitech MX700 kybrd/mouse combo.

I plugged in the new keyboard (gentoo already booted up) and it worked.. did my stuff on it.. spent 2 days installing and setting things up, the rebooted. Keyboard does not work and cant even log in. Not even garbage.. just nothing.. scroll lock, num lock, caps lock.. all dont work. Tried various other keyboards 4 in all from basic 101 key to 136 key boards and still nothing. No settings what so ever were changed. All keyboards are good (typing with one of them) and all work up to the point where gentoo boots. The computer itself is good..as im in XP on it right now. I have to, for now, type in the partition and all I want to boot as well as a bios password to boot the computer.

I have no idea as to what is causing the keyboard to just all of a sudden not work. I choose during the install the default US-English standard 101 key keyboard. It worked fine in console and X until I rebooted. Any ideas at all??
 
Old 10-09-2005, 05:39 PM   #2
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Did you try turning "acpi=off"
 
Old 10-09-2005, 05:45 PM   #3
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Turn if off in the kernel or in a config file?

Quote:
WARNING:KNOWN TO GIVE CONFUSING ANSWERS
Guess so...

Added that to the kernel parameters. IT WORKS!!!

THANKS!!

Know why that causes problems?

Now to see how much damage all those hard reboots have done... ehh...

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Old 10-09-2005, 06:01 PM   #4
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You press the e key when you boot into grub and add it to the end. I can't explain it very well it has been a while.
 
  


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