problem with USB keyboard
These are the best suggestions that I can offer:
Pick one distribution and stick with it .
Be a little more descriptive. Your keyboard works for the first 5 seconds and then it stops working? Or does it ever work? Or does everything just freeze at the first install screen?
If two distros are giving you the same problem, then I would suspect a hardware problem, but am not sure it is the keyboard. I assume that you have a reason for believing that it is at fault. What is that reason? Do you have access to another keyboard that you can try?
Does your machine have another system working on it, or have you put one together just for linux? If you have just put it together, you might double check the cabling, jumpers, and whatnot.
Have you looked in BIOS, and made sure that all is well there? Don't know what kind of configuration you are trying to use, but at the least, I would disable PnP, make sure that my harddrive is enabled (assuming you have more than one), etc.
I have been doing some checking, and found that there have been problems in the past with a USB keyboard during the install. I have found nothing definate. However, I still think that the above suggestions are valid. Let me know.
Last edited by dowmun; 09-14-2003 at 04:56 PM.