LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 08-29-2008, 07:56 AM   #1
binoynicholas
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2008
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question Not detecting usb keyboard to make selection in the boot menu.


Hello friends,
I've been facing problem with my usb keyboard. When I switch on the PC the "Esc" key works and after that keyboard doesn't work till the default OS(XP) is loaded. I need to connect my old PS/2 keyboard to get into linux....not so bad... still I've been mucking about on th issue for a while.. I tried disabling APIC in BIOS but it wouldn't work... I have a Phoenix Award BIOS V1.2 (never mind, It's an antique piece!!)and it doesn't have a kinda thing like Legacy USB support or any thing..Removed and plugged in my keyboard many times....
 
Old 08-29-2008, 08:29 AM   #2
CRC123
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2008
Distribution: opensuse, RHEL
Posts: 374
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 31
If there's no 'legacy USB' option, then you might be out of luck. Also look for fields in BIOS such as 'USB emulation', 'PNP BIOS'. Otherwise, I suggest switching to a PS/2 keyboard or getting a USB to PS/2 converter for you keyboard.
 
Old 08-29-2008, 08:29 AM   #3
Okie
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2002
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 961

Rep: Reputation: 34
i am fairly certain it is the BIOS, the OS has not loaded yet so it can not be anything to do with Linux or Windows, maybe see if you can find a BIOS firmware update for your PC...
 
Old 08-30-2008, 12:34 AM   #4
binoynicholas
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2008
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks Okie

Quote:
Originally Posted by CRC123 View Post
If there's no 'legacy USB' option, then you might be out of luck. Also look for fields in BIOS such as 'USB emulation', 'PNP BIOS'. Otherwise, I suggest switching to a PS/2 keyboard or getting a USB to PS/2 converter for you keyboard.
Thanks for ur thought to reply CRC... But it's still bad luck for me... there is nothing like 'USB emulation' or 'PNP BIOS'.

Last edited by binoynicholas; 08-30-2008 at 12:35 AM.
 
Old 08-30-2008, 12:39 AM   #5
binoynicholas
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2008
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Okie View Post
i am fairly certain it is the BIOS, the OS has not loaded yet so it can not be anything to do with Linux or Windows, maybe see if you can find a BIOS firmware update for your PC...
Thanks Okie.. but am confused.. when I switch on the pc keyboard works fine... it's just after the grub splash screen it starts strike...
 
Old 08-30-2008, 06:53 AM   #6
Okie
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2002
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 961

Rep: Reputation: 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by binoynicholas View Post
Thanks Okie.. but am confused.. when I switch on the pc keyboard works fine... it's just after the grub splash screen it starts strike...
maybe there is something you can add to grub?

i would not know since i still use LILO...
 
Old 08-30-2008, 08:17 AM   #7
stanislav_tomov
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2008
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Hallo,
I am absolutely new in Linux and I have faced the same problem as binoynicolas.
I am trying to install Fedora, but my USB keyboard is not responding. It works properly when I enter BIOS and so on, also when choosing the bootable device and on the first screen, when asking me about the mode of installation. After initializing the installation, it is just not responding and I cannot go further (e.g. choose to test the media).
My computer does not have PS/2.
Please, help me :-)
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cannot Use USB Keyboard on Main Menu for Install jkirchner Suse/Novell 6 01-12-2010 12:24 AM
Having trouble detecting Apple MacBook's USB-HID Keyboard joetheprogrammer Slackware - Installation 3 07-09-2006 08:03 PM
USB KEYBOARD AND MOUSE not detecting in redhat linux 9 yvgr_reddy Linux - Hardware 1 11-30-2005 03:45 PM
How do you make the windows button on keyboard cause "start" menu to appear FocusedWolf Linux - General 4 04-20-2004 09:56 PM
Keyboard Selection diminutive Slackware 4 12-26-2002 11:37 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:21 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration