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Old 12-19-2006, 01:49 AM   #1
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Unhappy serious keyboard issues


hey frends...i have a microsoft keyboard...and i have fc6 and winxp installed dual boot on my comp....wenever iboot up my computer the keyboard doesnt work at all...i mean i cannot enter grub menu wen it says enter any key...or even wen i put winxp bootable cd in that wen it say "press any key to boot from cd" the keyboard doesnt respond...even i cant enter bios but the surprising fact is wen the whole system starts it works....it just doesnt work on bootup.....i hav winxp as default and due to this prob i'm unable to use fc6...i hav a ps/2 keyboard i also tried usb one(by using convertor)...plz help me if poss i'll be grateful to

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Old 12-19-2006, 03:40 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by germansailor
hey frends...i have a microsoft keyboard...and i have fc6 and winxp installed dual boot on my comp....wenever iboot up my computer the keyboard doesnt work at all...i mean i cannot enter grub menu wen it says enter any key...or even wen i put winxp bootable cd in that wen it say "press any key to boot from cd" the keyboard doesnt respond...even i cant enter bios but the surprising fact is wen the whole system starts it works....it just doesnt work on bootup.....i hav winxp as default and due to this prob i'm unable to use fc6...i hav a ps/2 keyboard i also tried usb one(by using convertor)...plz help me if poss i'll be grateful to

HI
i can assure you this isnt a Linux or Windows issue


Do you have a plain wired PS/2 keyboard?
Make sure it is connected correctly to the Purple PS2 port.

To use a USB keyboard before 'Windows or KDE completely loads'

in BIOS under advanced you must enable
"Legacy USB Support"

thats it thats the only real cause
 
Old 12-19-2006, 03:49 AM   #3
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ya i have a wired keyboard....i had inserted to the ps2 port but it aint workin...and i cant even enter bios...the keyboard doesnt work on ps2 interface...but works after loading completely

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Old 12-19-2006, 04:10 AM   #4
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ya i have a wired keyboard....i had inserted to the ps2 port but it aint workin...and i cant even enter bios...the keyboard doesnt work on ps2 interface...but works after loading completely

ooo Yuk
if your lucky your PS2 Keyboard is faulty

if your like me the PS2 Port on the mainboard i faulty.

if the USB keyboard doesnt work the Legacy USB option in bios is the cause.

1. Completely Unplug your computer from the wall for 5minutes.
Turn it back on

2. Does the numlock key on the Keyboard light up on boot?

if you tap NumLock/Caps/Scroll-lock
3. Do the lights turn on /off?

Now try the USB > PS2 converter/Keyboard and repeat 1 -3
 
Old 12-19-2006, 04:23 AM   #5
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hey
i tried doing as u told....1st i pressed the numlock key it was blinkin wen the grub shows press any key but doesnt blink while booting thru bios menu...
same thing happens with usb convertor.....wat to do shud i reset my bios i'm really confused
 
Old 12-19-2006, 02:02 PM   #6
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Cool thanx all

hey guys i've finally got it workin
wat i did was i reset my bios by removing the cmos battery for half an hour...thats it the prob was fixdd
 
Old 12-19-2006, 05:44 PM   #7
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hey guys i've finally got it workin
wat i did was i reset my bios by removing the cmos battery for half an hour...thats it the prob was fixdd

looks like someone not only disable USB keyboard support but disabled bios access

not a pretty site

but yep the bios reset fixes that

maybe should password protect you bios

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