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Old 12-03-2006, 04:19 PM   #1
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keyboard troubles...

I installed slackware, everything went fine, but when i boot up my keyboard does not work. It will work at the lilo prompt and to select a video mode, but when i get to the login prompt, its dead. no ctrl+alt+del.. nothing. I also tried another keyboard it didnt work either. Both keyboards are PS2. Any ideas?
Old 12-04-2006, 04:28 AM   #2
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I've caused this problem several times on my laptop.

Once it was because I plugged the keyboard into the mouse port. Sadly, I am 100% serious when saying this.

Disabling GPM could work, too, but you won't have mouse support in your console then. At least you'll be able to login though, and correct your settings (check the mouse device / protocol used by GPM)

If you have a second computer available, now is the time to use that SSH connection

(sorry for being rather vague, but I'm not near any linux computer at the moment)
Old 12-14-2006, 11:56 PM   #3
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I had the same problems when I installed Slack 11, with the 2.4 kernel. Turns out, that starting gpm when there isn't a mouse attached caused it. So, either plug in a mouse, or don't run gpm.



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