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Old 06-28-2004, 06:08 AM   #1
Stavr0s
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USB keyboard


Hi,

I recently installed Yoper. During install, everything went just fine.
However, after rebooting my USB keyboard (Logitech Internet Navigator)
wouldn't work.
If I plug it out and in again (when linux is running), I can use it for about 15-30 minutes, after which it stops responding again. Another plug-out plug-in will not work this time, my keyboard still does not work, so I have to reboot.

Does anyone know how to resolve this issue, _besides_ using any convertor?
(I have to use a USB keyboard because WinXP will not let me work with a PS/2, some motherboard-issue)

Thx,
Stavros
 
Old 06-28-2004, 12:31 PM   #2
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Have you enabled usb legacy support in your bios ?
Have you edited the list of modules to be loaded on boot ?
 
Old 06-28-2004, 02:20 PM   #3
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I guess usb legacy support is enabled...
I never had any problem before (various rescue disks (linux, norton ghost & partitionmagic), also the installation of linux didn't have any problem)..
I'll check this but don't expect that to be the problem.

I'm quite new to linux so i'm still not really sure how to edit modules (i know modprobe and lsmod). If I'm right a module is kind of an 'extension' that can be plugged into a kernel to support extra functionality. The only entries in my modprobe.conf are modules for an ethernet adapter and a sound mixer (or card). I have absolutely no idea what i should add or do to make it work (as far as I see, there is no official support for linux on the logitech site).
 
Old 06-28-2004, 03:56 PM   #4
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Hi
Im not really sure how Yoper is but you will have a list of modules that are to be loaded when your machine boots. In slack it is in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules.

There will be at least a couple of modules for usb keyboards in this list, youll have to experiment to see which ones work. Its simply a case of going to the usb section and uncommenting the modules that you want to load.

If this doesn't work then you'll have to compile a custom kernel which contains the relevant support - I doubt that will be neccessary though.

Hope this helps
 
Old 06-29-2004, 05:52 AM   #5
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Well I found 'usbhid' in somewhere like /lib/kernel/drivers/usb/keyboard/
I tried to add it to modprobe.conf (that's the only file that contains modules as far as I can see, otherwise there's also a modules.conf which is empty and I found no other files that have something to do with modules) but to no effect.

Thx anyway,
I'll look around a little further
 
  


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