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Old 08-08-2013, 06:15 PM   #1
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no usb keyboard or mouse


slackware current x64 KDE

the installation iso would not 'see' my usb keyboard so i used a PS/2 keyboard.
after 'successful' installation, i am still unable to use usb keyboard or usb mouse.
is there any way to fix this so i can use usb keyboard & mouse?
 
Old 08-08-2013, 07:19 PM   #2
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I had this problem when I disabled "legacy USB support" in the BIOS. Reenabling it fixed it for me.
 
Old 08-08-2013, 11:40 PM   #3
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if you still having trouble, add "i8042.noaux" and/or "i8042.nokbd" in append of lilo.conf.

if you can use lsusb to check usb of your keyboard and/or mouse after connection, if you don't see any of them, check if you have /etc/modprobe.d/usb-controller.conf file. The default slackware configuration:
Code:
# Make sure that ehci-hcd is always loaded before uhci-hci
# # or ohci-hcd to prevent a kernel warning:
install uhci-hcd /sbin/modprobe ehci-hcd ; /sbin/modprobe -i uhci-hcd
install ohci-hcd /sbin/modprobe ehci-hcd ; /sbin/modprobe -i ohci-hcd
Depending on your motherboard, try add following into your 10-local.rule in /etc/udev/rules.d
Code:
SUBSYSTEMS=="input", KERNEL=="input", ATTR{idVendor}=="xxxx", ATTR{idProduct}=="xxxx", DRIVER==""
SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", KERNEL=="input*", ATTR{idVendor}=="xxxx", ATTR{idProduct}=="xxxx", DRIVER=="usbhid"
idVendor "xxxx" is from lsusb after ID xxxx:xxxx; first part is for idVendor, second part is for idProduct. first line for usb keyboard, second line for usb mouse.

Last edited by number22; 08-08-2013 at 11:44 PM.
 
Old 08-09-2013, 06:10 PM   #4
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thank you(s) for replies.

@dugan: all usb options are enabled in BIOS. kbd & mouse work on win7 partition on same computer.

@number22: how do i "add "i8042.noaux" and/or "i8042.nokbd" in append of lilo.conf."?
 
Old 08-09-2013, 06:47 PM   #5
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I'm guessing logitech... and yea, their unifying usb is not working in 3.10... right now it may be due to usb 3 sockets, etc... some folks have had success with moving the dongle to a usb 2 socket.

I put another possible solution here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...rs-4175472805/

It worked for me.
 
Old 08-09-2013, 06:53 PM   #6
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FWIW - I just bought one of those yesterday, plugged it into my -current (3.10.5 kernel) on a Phenom II machine and it worked out of the box. Mine is a K400 keyboard w/touchpad - not a K400r.

Additionally, it peacefully coexists with a separate USB keyboard and Logitech mouse on another USB receiver.

[EDIT]
I see the above posts refer to USB 3, mine is USB 2.0, Nvidia MCP61. Still ope it is a helpful data point.
[/EDIT]

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Old 08-09-2013, 07:28 PM   #7
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Thanks again for replies.

Yes...logitech keyboard & mouse.

@ WW1776 : I began your solution, but I cannot access internet! . . and network works perfectly on w7 partition!
 
Old 08-09-2013, 07:34 PM   #8
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If you can get to this site, on any pc...

https://git.lekensteyn.nl/ltunify

there are dl links for tarballs of the system.

it's only a few hundred k-bytes. I'm thinking throw it on a thumb drive maybe?
 
Old 08-09-2013, 07:52 PM   #9
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i don't have the slightest idea what to do on that page. . . i think this is hopeless; maybe i'll wait a while until they fix these bugs. funny, all my other computers run slackware nicely; this motherboard (GA-990FXA-UD3) probably just doesn't like linux.
 
Old 08-09-2013, 07:53 PM   #10
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under Tag... looks for this:

v0.2 ltunify-0.2.tar.gz


click on the tar.gz.... download it...

run:
Code:
tar -xvf ltunify-0.2.tar.gz
then follow the other bits on my post.

this would replace the 'git' command.
 
  


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