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Old 07-28-2004, 10:04 AM   #1
reaz82
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keyboard does not respond after install


when i use the bare.i kernel on the cd the keyboard works just fine. however, when i compile the kernel (be it 2.4 or 2.6.7) the boot process reaches the terminal login but the keyboard is disabled.

what am i doing wrong? and can someone provide advice?
 
Old 07-30-2004, 11:46 AM   #2
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Re: keyboard does not respond after install

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when i use the bare.i kernel on the cd the keyboard works just fine. however, when i compile the kernel (be it 2.4 or 2.6.7) the boot process reaches the terminal login but the keyboard is disabled.

what am i doing wrong? and can someone provide advice?
Need more info. What kind of keyboard? (ps/2)? and as much boot info as you can manage would be nice too. (as in dmesg) or something more then nothing

bc
 
Old 07-30-2004, 12:13 PM   #3
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Re: Re: keyboard does not respond after install

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Need more info. What kind of keyboard? (ps/2)? and as much boot info as you can manage would be nice too. (as in dmesg) or something more then nothing

bc
i gave up.. tried everything.. gonna use gentoo.. it works..
 
Old 07-30-2004, 12:22 PM   #4
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i gave up.. tried everything.. gonna use gentoo.. it works..
So does windows.


You tried everything, eh?

If you just wanted an OS that was easy to install and 'works' you probably should have stuck with an 'easier' distro in the first place. If you want to be 'in control' as Gentoo puts it, don't use Gentoo. Use Linux from Scratch or Slack or Debian or a few others.

Have fun with "Larry The Cow..."


Your welcome.


bc

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I shouldn't berate your choices, but I hate it when ppl say 'it works' but at least your using Linux.. I will give you that much.
 
Old 07-13-2005, 12:07 PM   #5
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the problem with slackware is that the documentation is lacking. it's probably an easy install only if the documentation was as copious as on gentoo. gentoo is definitely more complicated but because of the handbook i end up learning faster (ofcourse with more ease).

I tried a lot of things. I think I had figured out a solution to the problem as well. It was a bios fix.
 
  


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