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Old 07-15-2015, 10:45 PM   #1
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USB mouse/keyboard not recognised after boot


I'm trying to get a Linux drive set up on my computer since some of my code isn't behaving correctly under Windows/Cygwin, and the original code was written at university under Fedora. I'd rather just go back to something resembling what the code was written in rather than monkey around with Cygwin anymore as I already hate it beyond measure.

This is primarily a general use Windows box, so before install I unplugged all 5 hard drives connected (my Windows SSD and the 4 members of my RAID), plugged in an unused drive, and installed from the Ubuntu CD.

The installer threw me a few errors during the load, but it seemed to work okay once the installer had launched, and everything was fine until I went to actually boot into the OS.

When I did, it got to the desktop and the mouse and keyboard (both USB) were completely unresponsive. Looking closer, my mouse and keyboard switched off the moment that I booted into Linux, and switched themselves back on again when I shut Linux down; I could tell from the illuminated keys.

The keyboard and mouse work perfectly in BIOS and in Windows.

Hardware (if it matters

i7 920 2.66GHz
Asus P6X58D-E motherboard

Thanks for any help. Admittedly I am a massive newbie when it comes to Linux; I only really use it as a platform for writing C, and I've never actually configured a Linux install myself.
Old 07-16-2015, 05:20 AM   #2
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I've never done dual-booting with multiple hard drives, so I can't help with that problem. But I can suggest an easy option: installing VirtualBox in Windows, then installing Ubuntu, or Fedora, in VirtualBox.

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