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Old 02-15-2005, 09:43 PM   #1
joyman555
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USB keyboard recognized but not working on 2.6.8


Hi

I have a strange problem here, I'm using Debian sarge, and I was using the kernel 2.4.27 with no problems. But today I installed the kernel-image of 2.6.8-2-k7 and booted on it, there was no problem except for my keyboard which is usb. It recognize it at boot time when checking for usb device but then on the gdm prompt I have no more keyboard. But I have my mouse which is also usb, and connected to my keyboard.
It tried to unplug and replug but it didn't work.
I have no idea of what it could be,
any idea would be appreciated !
Thanks

Arthur


Edit:

Note that I also tried to connect my mouse directly to the computer, but it changes nothing for the keyboard ...

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Old 04-08-2005, 12:33 PM   #2
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Did you ever get this working joyman?

I've heard other folks recommend using a USB-->PS/2 adapter (they are inexpensive little things that sometimes come free with USB keyboards and mice).
 
Old 04-08-2005, 03:59 PM   #3
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No I didn't get that working but I think I read it was a known bug in this version of the kernel. I didn't check if it has been fixed though, but
I will soon.
I don't have any PS2 port so the simple solution doesn t work for me , I'm sticking with my old kernel for now.

Arthur
 
Old 04-08-2005, 10:26 PM   #4
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joyman -- I'm using that very same kernel (2.6.8-2-k7) and am using a USB keyboard (well, it's a PS/2 keyboard plugged into a PS/2-to-USB adapter -- the "Y-mouse" made by P.I. Engineering) and it mostly works great [more on that "mostly" in a minute].

My motherboard is a Tyan, and it's got an Award BIOS. Here are the (possibly) relevant settings:

- Advanced Chipset features
-- OnChip USB [Enabled]
-- USB Keyboard Support [Disabled]

- PnP/PCI Configurations
-- PNP OS Installed [No]

Directly upon booting, if I hit the delete key, I can get into the BIOS to adjust settings, so at that point, the computer knows about my USB keyboard.

Once GRUB comes up, I get no response from hitting any keys (say, if I wanted to tell GRUB to do something besides the default, I couldn't).

Once the kernel loads the relevant USB modules, I've got my keyboard back.

I think I may fiddle with those settings so I can access GRUB if I want -- I just don't want to jinx anything else.
 
Old 04-08-2005, 10:41 PM   #5
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thanks for those informations, I'm going to try it again soon.
I'll post if there is anything new

Arthur
 
  


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