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Old 10-12-2004, 04:37 PM   #1
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Unusual Keyboard Problem

Hi There,

I just installed Slackware 10 and I am loving it, but I have a rather bizarre keyboard problem. I have a USB keyboard. When I first installed it was plugged into the USB port. Then it wouldn't work with LILO, so I had another keyboard plugged into the PS/2 port, I'd use that one to boot, then the other one I was up and going.

I then aquired a USB to PS/2 converter, which is great, now I can choose Linux or Windows from LILO, but when I get to the login prompt for Linux it stops working. I can now plug it back into the USB port and it will work fine. Upon starting X it works fine in either the USB or PS/2 port. If I exit X back to the command line it still works in either port. I just need to know how to get it working for the small length of time where it doesn't (from logging in to starting X). Or if anyone knows how I can get it to work with lilo then that is great too.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Old 10-12-2004, 04:44 PM   #2
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I feel like a fool, I hadn't enabled USB keyboard support in my BIOS, so now I can use LILO with my USB keyboard. D'oh
Old 10-12-2004, 07:08 PM   #3
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You're lucky, my old notebook doesn't have any USB BIOS support


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