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Old 10-10-2008, 06:12 AM   #1
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PS/2 Keyboard not working after being "detected" by slackware 12.1 install disk


Keyboard works when I hit enter after "boot:"
then slackware detects my keyboard as
"Input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard as /class/input/input2"
Next line is "Creating /dev/mapper/control character device with major:10 minor:62" (not sure if this line is keyboard-related)
and asks me to accept US keyboard layout or type 1 to change layout.
At this point my keyboard no longer works.

I have tried
1. editing Bios settings to disable/enable usb input but no effect.
2. other keyboards - all ps/2.
3. checking keyboard works on windows - current os on pc. It does.

Any help would be much appreciated.
Is there a way of telling slackware which keyboard-type to use and over-ride the auto-detect facility?
 
Old 10-10-2008, 06:20 AM   #2
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well there's no need for bios if window$ get's it.
can you press numlock? does it change? or is your keyboard inert?

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Last edited by Nightfish; 10-22-2008 at 12:50 PM.
 
Old 10-10-2008, 06:35 AM   #3
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None of the buttons on the keyboard do anything after detection.
 
Old 10-10-2008, 06:50 AM   #4
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Might be better if you asked for this to be moved to the Slackware forum.
 
Old 10-10-2008, 08:33 AM   #5
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Quote:
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Might be better if you asked for this to be moved to the Slackware forum.

Yes. How do i contact a moderator?
 
Old 10-10-2008, 08:37 AM   #6
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Wink

Sorted.
Well the immediate problem anyway.

I was using a usb mouse and wondered if this was an issue.
I tried adding a ps/2 adapter to the mouse usb and hey presto! Keyboard now correctly identified as "Input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard as /class/input/input1" and works fine.
 
Old 10-10-2008, 10:01 AM   #7
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Glad it's sorted out. If you had had to ask for it to be moved, use the Report button below.
 
  


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