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Old 10-23-2003, 03:59 PM   #1
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USB Lilo problem


I have a usb keyboard. To change what OS I want to boot to I have to use the USB to PS/2 adapter. For some reason with the keyboard in usb I can't do anything in the LILO prompt.

Is this a problem on my part or does lilo just not recognize USB?

Also I can get into my BIOS with it in USB so that isn't the problem.

The reason why I don't want PS/2 is because this keyboard complete gets jacked when it is in as PS/2. I don't know what causes it but it make the PC speaker beep and keys appear stuck but on the board itself they aren't ........its wierd.
 
Old 10-23-2003, 08:16 PM   #2
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It sounds like the usb modules need to be loaded earlier or compiled into the kernel. Was Slackware installed with the keyboard in place? If it was, then the configuration ought to be OK.
 
Old 10-23-2003, 09:42 PM   #3
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No see that isn't the problem. Once I boot to linux from the lilo prompt with the PS/2 adapter I can take the adapter off and plug it in to usb and the keyboard works fine. It is just in the lilo prompt after a reboot that no input works with USB.

I tried running /sbin/lilo with my keyboard in usb but that didn't work.

Anyone have any ideas?
 
Old 10-23-2003, 10:09 PM   #4
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Not a one.
 
Old 10-23-2003, 11:39 PM   #5
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Maybe u should check your BIOS Setup.
My mainboard support USB keyboard, but by default, it's turn off.
 
Old 10-23-2003, 11:46 PM   #6
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I have a similar problem with USB. In my BIOS settings, I have the option to enable 'legacy emulation' (whatever that is). If I do, I can use my USB kbd for lilo. BUT, it will die when I suspend my computer - as far as I've found out so far, nothing I can do to bring USB back to life after resuming from suspend other than reboot.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 10:04 AM   #7
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Well I'm an idiot. I thought since my bios worked that wasn't the problem, but it was on the OS setting not BIOS.

Everything is fine now thanks for the help.
 
  


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