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Old 07-12-2005, 10:09 AM   #1
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Keyboard doesn't work in RedHat Enterprise AS V4


The keyboard/mouse (PS2) do not work after I install RedHat Enterprise Linux AS Version 4. They work durning the install. I have burned the latest CDs from RedHat. I installed Version 3 and it works, BSD works, even Windows XP works but under AS 4 the mouse and keyboard do nothing at all.

This is a dual Zeon machine, rack mounted using a KVM switch. I have also tried without using the KVM switch with no joy. I've been beating my head against this since June with no progress. If anyone has any ideas I would really appreciate any help I could get.

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Old 07-16-2005, 03:11 PM   #2
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does the keyboard not even work at the console? or does it fail when running X?
 
Old 07-17-2005, 06:59 AM   #3
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Neither keyboard nor mouse work at the console. Once the kernal starts to boot the keyboard and mouse stop working. Actually, Kudzu runs but since the keyboard/mouse don't work I can't respond to it's querries. I booted Knoppix and changed the start run lever to 3, but that didn't help.
 
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well the way this sounds to me, this was previously booting directly to X, i.e. login on a graphical screen, but now it boots to a text console and still you can not even enter a user name?

i would investigate options in the bios to see if it is doing any kind of keyboard/mouse detection.

i also question what options were selected for hardware during install and what kudzu thinks it is detecting. if the appropriate selections were made for k/m during install, i would expect kudzu not detect and try to install a k/m. if kudzu is detecting something else, then it running might not be significant to this problem.

instead of using a knoppix cd for changes, why not boot to the redhat installation cd and enter linux recover at the boot prompt and after selection of language/keyboard options, enter chroot /mnt/sysimage to work as you would if redhat would boot with working keyboard. at this point, you could tweak the kernel if need be and take a look at the output of dmesg and contents of "/var/log/anaconda.log" to see if those help identify what is causing the errors.


honestly i've never experienced a keyboard that wouldn't even work at the console so i'm a little stumped. one shouldn't need a mouse for a linux server so i don't even install those.
 
  


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