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Old 10-10-2011, 05:18 PM   #1
alexjohnson
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Question USB keyboard not recognized at boot


I have Slackware64 13.37 installed with RAID1, LVM2 and LUKS.

When I reboot the machine I get asked to enter the LUKS password but when I try to use a USB keyboard it doesn't respond, I have to connect a PS/2 keyboard to get it to work.

After I enter the password and get to the console login the USB keyboard works and it keeps working until I reboot the machine.

It seems as if the USB keyboard module isn't loaded when I get asked for the LUKS password, I searched and haven't found any solution for it.

Does anyone know how to solve this?

Thanks.
 
Old 10-10-2011, 05:22 PM   #2
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Do you have an option in the BIOS for usb keyboards? I know mine has but afair it is on by default. Worth checking though.
 
Old 10-10-2011, 05:23 PM   #3
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Yes, I have USB keyboard support enabled in the BIOS. It was one of the first things I checked.

Thanks though.
 
Old 10-10-2011, 05:25 PM   #4
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Never faced this problem myself (I don't even use LUKS), but found a thread here that indicates you have to include other modules on your initrd:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-login-879598/

There's also a few others if that one doesn't help (although it looks like it's your exact same issue, so it will probably help you)
http://www.google.com/search?client=...w=1280&bih=621
 
Old 10-10-2011, 05:27 PM   #5
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Yeah sounds like you need to rebuild initrd
 
Old 10-10-2011, 05:29 PM   #6
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OK, I'll try that.

Thanks.
 
Old 10-12-2011, 02:13 PM   #7
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You should include usbhid in your initrd (all its dependencies will automatically be added by mkinitrd).
 
Old 10-13-2011, 08:32 PM   #8
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Thumbs up

I ran mkinitrd with the extra modules and it worked.

The command I ran was:
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mkinitrd -c -k 2.6.37.6 -m ext4:usbhid:usb:ehci_hcd:ohci-hcd:uhci-hcd:hid -f ext4 -r /dev/vg/root -C /dev/md1 -L -R
And then lilo to apply the configuration.
 
Old 10-14-2011, 08:09 PM   #9
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That's great news :-)

Perhaps you could set the topic as "Solved" so that future searchers know they'll find an answer for this issue here

Kind Rgds, Felipe Weber.
 
  


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