Lockup using Logitech USB Internet Navigator Keyboard
I'm discovering the only reason to keep windows installed on my computer is so I can "fall back" to it when my linux installation refuses to work with a new peripheral.
My trusty old dell keyboard is starting to show its age - the space bar is starting to lose functionality - and so I recently unplugged the old, and plugged in the new. The new keyboard is this fancy Logitech USB Internet Navigator Keyboard that has way too many buttons on it I'll never use. It's been lying around my apt unused, and has quiet keys, so it makes a good replacement. It has a USB connection and works great (of course) in windows (98 that is).
I anticipated that when I booted up my RH8 installation, I might need to configure the keyboard, something like that. Unfortunately, that doesn't even happen. Instead, my computer locks up during installation. Right after I select linux in GRUB, when all the startup commands are whizzing by the screen, it freezes. The last message I see on the screen is:
apm:BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0X03 (Driver Version)
So I'm lost. I can't even boot into linux with my new USB keyboard. I currently have a pretty fancy trackball optical USB Microsoft mouse that works like a charm under linux. However, no luck with my new USB keyboard.
Can anyone help? Thanks in advance. Cheers.