USB support in Linux installations (redhat,mandrake)
Why do these NEVER work for me? The mouse will work halfway through then just stop or not work at all. Same with the keyboard, but it seems to have a much higher failure rate. I was bored and decided to reinstall linux tonight (mandrake) and I can't even get passed the mouse detection thing. As soon as it boots into the cd installation wizard neither the mouse or keyboard will work, but it will go on automatically after like 15 seconds. When in the first part of the installation where you configure the basic stuff the mouse will work and sometimes (not frequently) the keyboard. After this step the mouse/keyboard will likely just stop responding and I can't get any futher. Or other times the installation will just hang completely. What the hell is wrong with it or why does Linux hate me so much?
Forgot to mention that this same problem has happened on two different computer configurations (completely different motherboards) and that USB support is enabled on bootup in the bios. USB works perfectly in windows and when it boots. Just not in the Linux installation wizard.