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Old 10-23-2006, 10:21 AM   #1
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Dead keyboard after booting is done


I wanted to start using Kubuntu at my home desktop. So I popped in the CD, booted off from it, and once KDE was up and running the keyboard was dead. The keys would not work at all. They were fine when I opened the BIOS to change the boot order. Also they were working fine during the CD's boot menu.

Dell Optiplex GX280
Pentium 4 3.0Ghz HT LGA775
Intel 915G mobo chipset with built-in sound and video

The suspect keyboard: MS Natural Multimedia Pro PS/2

I did a search after posting this and someone suggested disabling Legacy USB in the BIOS. I will give that a try; however, my keyboard is PS/2 only. Thanks.

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Old 10-23-2006, 08:41 PM   #2
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There was not an option in the BIOS for disabling legacy USB. So I disconnected the GX280 and installed Kubuntu on a GX270 I was thinking of selling. It will be a mistery forever.


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