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Old 12-11-2003, 01:00 PM   #1
panicboy
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USB not recognized on startup?


Just installed Red Hat 9 -- my first Linux foray -- onto a new Shuttle minibox. Installation went OK, and I now have a dual-boot system, BUT...I can't dual-boot. Seems the USB keyboard & mouse aren't recognized when I get the screen to select the boot partition. I've tried:

1. USB keyboard/mouse on a KVM switch. Results: not recognized.

2. USB keyboard/mouse [direct connection to USB port]. Results: not recognized.

3. PS/2 keyboard. Results: works fine.

I don't want to have to keep an old-skool keyboard attached just to be able to boot into Windows. Suggestions, advice? (And yeah, I did a search before I posted.)

Thanks...
 
Old 12-11-2003, 07:45 PM   #2
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I've seen previous posts on the KVM problem but didn't pay attention if there was a fix. Check the motherboard BIOS to see if there is a anything that enables USB during boot.
 
Old 12-11-2003, 10:54 PM   #3
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This probably isn't exactly what you're looking for, but you could get a USB to PS/2 adapter so you could just attach your USB keyboard and mouse to the PS/2 ports.
 
Old 12-12-2003, 07:46 AM   #4
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michaelk:
It's not a KVM-specific issue, since it also fails to recognize the keyboard when I'm not using the KVM switch. I'm pretty sure I checked the BIOS, but it couldn't hurt to check it again.

resnak:
I'd thought of that kludge. But I'd need 2 adapters -- one for the mouse and one for the keyboard -- and a new mouse, since the cable isn't quite long enough to comfortably reach the PS/2 port and remain usable.
 
Old 12-12-2003, 01:25 PM   #5
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Postmortem:

Upon further checking, it was indeed a BIOS issue; USB is now recognized on startup. Funny, I could swear that USB was enabled on startup...

Thanks to both resnak & michaelk for their assistance.

BTW, the newest Shuttle cases are excellent if you don't mind paying a premium for a small, elegant design.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 04:58 PM   #6
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It's likely RH9 has problems recognizing USB keyboard. May be try Redhat site to check.
 
  


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