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Old 04-28-2005, 02:39 PM   #1
leipis
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Wireless keyboard


Hello!
I purchased my first Linux two days ago; SuSe 9,3. And this is my very first message! Now I've got difficulties with my Microsoft wireless multimedia keyboard. I wonder does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you.
 
Old 04-28-2005, 03:41 PM   #2
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Welcome!

I don't use SuSe, but I do use a MS wireless multimedia keyboard. What kind of problems are you having?
 
Old 04-29-2005, 01:27 AM   #3
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Wireless keyboard vs. USB

I understood that once you are a newcomer, you can make silly questions? My SuSe9,3 can not find mouse nor keyboard (MS) if they are hooked up to the USb-port. Normal ps/2 works great.
 
Old 04-29-2005, 03:23 AM   #4
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Wireless keyboard vs. USB ( post #3)

I understood that once you are a newcomer, you can make silly questions, and mistakes?!! My SuSe9,3 can not find mouse nor keyboard (MS) if they are hooked up to the USb-port. Normal ps/2 works great.
 
Old 04-29-2005, 02:00 PM   #5
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Yeah, I forgot about that quirk. They do not work as USB, you have to hook them to the PS/2 ports.
 
Old 04-29-2005, 04:55 PM   #6
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Have you searched to see if there are any drivers or modules available for your keyboard? I would expect a device like that to have some sort of support.
 
Old 04-30-2005, 09:58 AM   #7
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I just want to thank you for your answers, that is help. I am a newcomer in the Linux world, but your considerate welcome encourages me to continue. Thank you!

P.S. I hope you don't my English. You see, I am a foreigner. We who don't speak it as a native language do make mistakes. Be patient, please.
 
Old 04-30-2005, 10:11 AM   #8
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I have had problems using USB keyboards and mice on Linux, so now I just stick with PS2, it causes less problems.
 
Old 04-30-2005, 10:22 AM   #9
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I have found that it can make a difference what USB port you have the keyboard plugged into. Try different ports and see if you have any luck. Also, you can try booting up and logging in with a standard PS/2 keyboard, and then plugging in your USB keyboard once you are logged in to KDE/Gnome. It might then autodetect. I remember I did once get a wireless USB keyboard and mouse working on a friend's machine under SUSE. My own (non-cordless) USB keyboard works with SUSE 9.2.

Ian
 
Old 04-30-2005, 11:10 AM   #10
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If you know what modules are needed for the USB keyboard to work then you can put them to be autoloaded at start up. You shouldn't have to log in with it in ps/2 just to switch to usb later.
 
Old 04-30-2005, 12:19 PM   #11
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Thank you for paying attention to my question. I am not sure what that module is? I did 'google' Linux drivers, and I did receive answers, I really did! But you mentioned this module, where should I turn to in order to find answers?
 
Old 04-30-2005, 12:32 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by leipis
Thank you for paying attention to my question. I am not sure what that module is? I did 'google' Linux drivers, and I did receive answers, I really did! But you mentioned this module, where should I turn to in order to find answers?
I couldn't say, I don't use a USB keyboard...but if you log in with it in the PS/2 port then do an lsmod (as root) as see what modules are loaded. Then plug it into usb port and do another lsmod and see if anything new was loaded. That's probably the module you need. Also, see what dmesg says after plugging the keyboard into the usb port.
 
Old 04-30-2005, 12:49 PM   #13
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You have to be careful when unplugging PS2 keyboards, you can kill your motherboard if you remove them whilst the computer is switched on.
 
Old 04-30-2005, 01:09 PM   #14
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Learing to use a new os has got more than one benefit, It keeps you humble. What is ismod?
 
Old 04-30-2005, 01:24 PM   #15
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Learing to use a new os has got more than one benefit, It keeps you humble. What is ismod?
lsmod (LSmod) lists the modules currently loaded.
 
  


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