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Old 04-22-2008, 04:10 AM   #1
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Question USB Keyboard not working in fedora 8

Hi guys,
I've been using a USB keyboard since long on windows and I've recently migrated to linux.
I've recently purchased a new USB keyboard but it does not work on fedora. The lights on the keyboard glow for a second and then go off after with no number of keytaps does the trick.

Whats wrong here? Will I need to track down the keyboard's .inf files from windows and install them on linux using ndiswrapper? Or, is there a better and more permanent solution?
Old 04-22-2008, 09:18 AM   #2
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USB Keybord not working In Fedora 8

What kind of USB keyboard do you use ?
If it is wireless keyboard used on two operating system it is sometimes
necessary to push the connect button on both operating system to get working on both , only once off course because it possible the transmission is different on both system

all the best
Old 04-22-2008, 01:59 PM   #3
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I'm using a PS/2 Keyboard via a PS/2 USB converter.
Old 04-22-2008, 04:10 PM   #4
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that's your problem right there...
get a real usb keyboard


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