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Old 05-30-2003, 10:05 AM   #1
hevykevy7
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strange issue with usb devices


hello everyone-
the past couple of days i have been trying to configure my redhat 7.3 system for usb support. i'm almost positive that in order to do this i need to use the modprobe command...but i'm not sure which module i'm looking for. any how i have discovered that when i boot up (run level 3) i can't use my usb keyboard, but if i log in with my ps/2 keyboard imediatly after i log on my usb keyboard will work. if anyone can tell me which module i am looking for, or anything about my strange keyboard problem it would help out alot.
thanks.
 
Old 05-30-2003, 12:56 PM   #2
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Depending on your hardware, the first module loaded should be 'usb-uhci'

But there might be other modules involved. I'm not sure
 
Old 05-30-2003, 04:34 PM   #3
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for a usb keyborad, you'll need modules for usb hub (uhci,usb-uhci, or usb-ohci), hid (human input device, a part of usb), input, and keybdev. when the keyboard is working, do lsmod to list the modules currently loaded, many of theses are likely there

the hotplugging of usb devices shouldn't depend on you're logging in, could it be a coincidence (things just happen to finally get setup by the time you've logged in with the ps2 kb)?

if you're still having trouble, post the output from lsmod
 
Old 06-01-2003, 02:47 PM   #4
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thanks for all the help...everything seems to be working fine now....with my usb stuff anyway
 
  


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