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Old 02-12-2007, 03:49 AM   #1
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Help!::Keyboard not detected

My machine is installed with Lineox nash version 4. It does not detect keyboard while booting. It shows a message like this:

'i8042.c:Can't read CTR while initializing 8042'

This message comes when no key in the keyboard is pressed. During the initial stages of the booting process,when i press any one key continuously, this message is not displayed and the keyboard is detected correctly.
Is this any problem with my keyboard?
Old 02-13-2007, 03:01 PM   #2
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Wild guess, but check if Plug and Play OS is set (in BIOS) to yes or no, should probably be no.
Old 02-13-2007, 11:02 PM   #3
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Thank you GamerX.
but the keyboard works properly in windows.
I saw the same problem in one more system with same configuration.
and same OS installed.



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