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Old 11-11-2012, 11:19 AM   #1
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kernel panic - not syncing:

I need HELP! VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown- block(179,2)
This is for my raspberry PI. It started when i tried a new wireless hand held keyboard.It worked good with my other key board.

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Old 11-12-2012, 04:21 AM   #2
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It seems not the kernel but you are panic? (Joke).

Probably it is due to lack of module support for your keyboard. Input devices (keyboard and mouse) are accorded with the highest peripheral IRQs (only next to baseboard devices). Thus module mismatch or impolite calls to the kernel are sure to freeze everything. This means that you have to google the 'right' module (driver in redmond tongue) for that keyboard. Try the fedora people who almost always leads the bleeding edge of gnu-linux advancement.

If you find one and need help in how to install the module you can always come back.

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Old 11-12-2012, 11:26 PM   #3
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Remember NEWBIE,not sure what the module is but. I'm going back to my Microsoft wireless keyboard 1000.
Thank you for your help.

27 MHz Radio Frequency (RF)
Wireless Channels
• Keyboard: 27.195 MHz channel 1 • Mouse: 27.045 MHz channel 0, 27.145 MHz channel 1


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