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Old 08-27-2006, 09:20 PM   #1
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Question USB Keyboard not working :(


Hello,
I just got a USB keyboard and I am trying to make it work under debian
with no luck at all, I have tried google but still no luck, this is
so far the information that I have:

Keyboard brand/model --> Samsung pleomax PKB-7000x

Kernel 2.6.16-2-k7

This is what I got from dmesg |grep usb

drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: input irq status -32 received
drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: input irq status -32 received
drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: input irq status -32 received
drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: input irq status -32 received
drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: input irq status -32 received
drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: input irq status -32 received
drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: input irq status -32 received
drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: input irq status -32 received
drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: input irq status -32 received
drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: input irq status -32 received

The above message is also displayed at boot time, plus the keyboard
only work under grub after that not even a key works.

This is what I got after runnig lsusb

Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0b38:0003
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 058f:9254 Alcor Micro Corp. Hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 045e:0040 Microsoft Corp. Wheel Mouse Optical
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 05e3:0502 Genesys Logic, Inc. GL620USB GeneLink
USB-USB Bridge
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

The keyboard comes with two usb ports, and the above shows that...
well it shows that there is a hub present.

This is what I got after runnig cat /proc/bus/input/devices

I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0001 Product=0001 Version=ab41
N: Name="AT Translated Set 2 keyboard"
P: Phys=isa0060/serio0/input0
S: Sysfs=/class/input/input0
H: Handlers=kbd event0
B: EV=120013
B: KEY=4 2000000 3802078 f840d001 f2ffffdf ffefffff ffffffff fffffffe
B: MSC=10
B: LED=7

I: Bus=0003 Vendor=045e Product=0040 Version=0121
N: Name="Microsoft Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical(r)"
P: Phys=usb-0000:00:07.2-1/input0
S: Sysfs=/class/input/input1
H: Handlers=ts0 mouse0 event1
B: EV=7
B: KEY=70000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B: REL=103

I: Bus=0010 Vendor=001f Product=0001 Version=0100
N: Name="PC Speaker"
P: Phys=isa0061/input0
S: Sysfs=/class/input/input4
H: Handlers=kbd event2
B: EV=40001
B: SND=6

I: Bus=0003 Vendor=0b38 Product=0003 Version=0100
N: Name="USB-compliant keyboard"
P: Phys=usb-0000:00:07.2-2.1/input0
S: Sysfs=/class/input/input5
H: Handlers=kbd event3
B: EV=120003
B: KEY=10000 7 ff87207a c14057ff febeffdf ffefffff ffffffff fffffffe
B: LED=7

I: Bus=0003 Vendor=0b38 Product=0003 Version=0100
N: Name="USB-compliant keyboard"
P: Phys=usb-0000:00:07.2-2.1/input1
S: Sysfs=/class/input/input6
H: Handlers=kbd mouse1 event4
B: EV=f
B: KEY=c0002 400 0 0 1fe3 c00 78000 2639fa d841d7ad 9e0000 0 0 0
B: REL=143
B: ABS=1 0

Same thing the keyboard is there but it is not working

I also ran hal-manager-devices and the USB keyboard appears there too.

What I have to do?


Thanks in advance.

Last edited by mofo; 09-01-2006 at 03:31 PM.
 
Old 08-28-2006, 02:10 PM   #2
stress_junkie
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If you installed Linux using a PS/2 keyboard and then simply switched to this USB keyboard then the operating system may not have all of the goodies that it needs to use the keyboard. Ok. Duh, right?

Check out this documentation at gentoo.org. Specifically look near the bottom of the list for the Gentoo Linux USB Guide. It talks about getting a USB mouse working but I think the same things apply to the keyboard. You may need to recompile your kernel to allow SCSI support and Human Interface Device (HID) support.

http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/index.x...tall#doc_chap2

I find that the Gentoo documentation is very good regardless of what distribution you use.

Last edited by stress_junkie; 08-28-2006 at 02:11 PM.
 
Old 08-29-2006, 09:21 PM   #3
mofo
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stress_junkie
If you installed Linux using a PS/2 keyboard and then simply switched to this USB keyboard then the operating system may not have all of the goodies that it needs to use the keyboard. Ok. Duh, right?
.....
Indeed I installed the system using a PS/2 KB and a USB mouse which works great, that been said I still have to recompile the kernel?

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