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Old 05-04-2004, 06:00 PM   #1
sputnikxxx
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keyboard stops working on my laptop after red hat 9 install loads


I am having trouble installing red hat 9 on my hp pavilion ze4430us laptop

I put the cd in it boots up the install and at first my keyboard works but after I choose either the graphical or text install and it comes to the page where it asks if I want to test or skip my computer wont do anything. Maybe there is something simple that I can do to fix this but I dont know what it is because I have been mostly a windows person. I am assuming that maybe my keyboard drivers are not available on the install disk.. any help would be appreciated and if you need to see the specs. on my laptop at hp.com
 
Old 05-12-2004, 10:14 PM   #2
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I have the same problem with my lappy with slackware and redhat



this is the only solution I figured out


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after you pick graphical or text (right before ur keyboard stops responding)

keep pressing and key while its loading up the stuff...you will then have a keyboard

I suggest using a arrow key if u hit enter it will check media which is boring...
 
Old 05-12-2004, 11:01 PM   #3
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Try disabling "Legacy USB Devices" in your BIOS.
That did the trick for me in my Slackware installation.
 
Old 05-13-2004, 06:13 PM   #4
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o my god....I LOVE YOU


turning off legacy worked for me (before while booting slackware I had to hit keys or else at root I had no keys) now it works



ur a f**king machine thx man
 
Old 05-14-2004, 01:09 AM   #5
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Glad it worked.
 
  


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