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Old 11-23-2004, 12:20 PM   #1
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installing linux - usb problem


A while ago I was trying to install Mandrake 10.0 but the installation did not recognize my mouse nor my keyboard when they were using USB. In fact, neither of them gave any signs of life (keyboard didn't have leds on etc.)
At least the keyboard worked when it was connected to the PS/2 but I aborted the installation anyway.

Does Linux support my motherboard(MSI KT3-Ultra with VIA KT333).
If so, how come this happened and can I get USB to work after the installation?
 
Old 11-23-2004, 12:55 PM   #2
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malafide; use lqo`s hardware compatibility
site to check for all ur devices compatibility with linux, & this for usb; http://www.linux-usb.org/section.html these may help if u do not find devices they may not be supported.
but most devices now are supported. try google/custom great for finding devices and
mfg support.
 
Old 11-23-2004, 01:10 PM   #3
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Did you enable usb support in your bios ?
 
Old 11-23-2004, 01:20 PM   #4
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I don't think it's really about the devices like the mouse but the motherboard: the USB seems to be - not enabled. As I mentioned in the first post, the keyboard worked when connected to PS/2.

During installation I can use PS/2 but afterwards I can not.

and to darkRoom: I am using USB running WinXP right now.

Last edited by mala fide; 11-23-2004 at 01:21 PM.
 
Old 11-23-2004, 01:27 PM   #5
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I don't think you have to enable USB support (in bios) to use a usb keyboard in windows . . .
 
Old 11-23-2004, 01:36 PM   #6
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Right... So HCL says my motherboard is 100% supported so maybe the motherboard is not the problem.

I have never really noticed HCL.

I'll check the BIOS as darkRoom suggested and get back.
 
Old 11-23-2004, 02:27 PM   #7
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BIOS settings:

USB Controller
Disabled
USB1
USB2
> All USB Ports

USB Legacy Support
> Disabled
No Mice
All Device

Port 64/60 Emulation
> Disabled
Enabled

Any suggestions?
 
Old 11-23-2004, 02:50 PM   #8
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malafide; oh to utilize all u may have to
enable them to use other wise they will
not function.
 
Old 11-23-2004, 03:52 PM   #9
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Seems like the problem is that you have legacy usb support disabled.
 
Old 11-23-2004, 10:57 PM   #10
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I enabled this legacy support.
In this screen were you choose between installation help and installation the keyboard worked but when the actual installation started and installation was detecting USB devices the keyboard stopped working.

Quite interresting, really.

In a couple of months i'm going to buy a new computer so maybe I have to wait until then.

Does anyone know what this Port 64/60 Emulation is?
 
Old 11-24-2004, 12:35 AM   #11
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Did you check to make sure you had your mouse properly configured in your X configuration? It may be that the motherboard is working properly, but X is not set up to read it.
 
  


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