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Old 10-09-2005, 10:05 AM   #1
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Why is my keyboard not detected in

I have a Compaq keyboard that works in Debian's 2.6.13-1-686, but not my compiled!!! What options do I need, or is it a B-U-G?
Old 10-09-2005, 01:42 PM   #2
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When you compiled the kernel did you look through all of the device driver subsections? Look for input devices and make sure it's builtin. If it's a USB keyboard you need the appropriate usb modules selected.

Did you try to import the config from your working kernel? Try "Load altenate config" and give it the path to the .config file from the working kernel.
Old 10-11-2005, 08:53 PM   #3
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My mistake, I didn't load PS/2 or serio into the kernel. My bad!


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