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Old 02-16-2005, 04:08 PM   #1
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Keyboard Not Working

I've just installed Fedora Core 3 onto my PC in a duel boot config.

The first time I booted into it, it prompted me to press any key to get kudzu to start detecting my hardware. I pressed keys but it did not register and kudzu did not proceed. It then took me to a log-in prompt. Of course I could not log in, because the keyboard was not being picked up by Linux.

It has been an exetremely long road to get this far, so if anyone can help me over this last installation hurdle, I will be very grateful.
Old 02-16-2005, 04:09 PM   #2
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Is this a usb keyboard or is there anything special about it?
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It's not a USB keyboard. It's not wireless either. It is one of those internet keyboards with several buttons above the functions keys. But they're everywhere these days.
Old 02-16-2005, 05:40 PM   #4
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This had now resolved itself, but I am still left a bit baffled.

GRUB gives me the following three options:
Fedora Core 3 (2.6.9-1.667 smp)
Fedora Core 3-up (2.6.9-1.667)
Windows XP

If I go into the first one, I get the keyboard issue.

If I go into the second one, it goes straight through to the login, not showing the page which offers to run Kudzu if I hit a key within 30 seconds, the keyboard works and away I go.

I guess its a moot point, but I'd love to know what the difference between the two Fedora options are, and why FCore 3-up is the only accessible one by my keyboard.


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