USB keyboard and 5.3RC1
jmlewis at dslextreme.com
Fri Oct 22 23:56:49 PDT 2004
It has some options that I did try. It has a option regarding the USB
keyboard with the options of OS and BIOS. I tried both. I am probably
going to download the latest bios for this system load it and reread the
manual to look for any additional options I may be missing or that may
have been added in the last year.
All suggestions are still welcome.
From: Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC [mailto:chad at shire.net]
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2004 11:34 PM
To: Joshua Lewis
Subject: Re: USB keyboard and 5.3RC1
Does your motherboard BIOS have a legacy keyboard option to redirect
the USB keyboard to make it appear it is a PS/2 style?
This worked for me with W2000 which doesn't support USB keyboards. I
was on a different MB though
On Oct 22, 2004, at 11:33 PM, Joshua Lewis wrote:
> Um. The motherboard physically does not have a PS/2 port. It is an
> AT7. It has no legacy devices. No PS/2 No serial, No parallel ports.
> Would it be possible to install 4.10 and then upgrade to 5.3
> (instructions on upgrading an existing system are welcome)?
> Are you essentially telling me my only option is to purchase a new
> That kind of sucks!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Huff [mailto:roberthuff at rcn.com]
> Sent: Friday, October 22, 2004 10:07 PM
> To: Joshua Lewis
> Subject: USB keyboard and 5.3RC1
>> I have been trying to install 5.3 since it went into BETA and now
>> I am trying to install from the RC1 CD. My problem is when the
>> thing is done booting into the systand install screen my USB
>> keyboard is non-responsive. I have tried other keyboards with no
>> luck (I don't have PS/2 ports on this motherboard.)
> Then you're in trouble.
> The short version is this: due to stuff which is over my head,
> the kernel can run with _either_ a AT/PS2 keyboard, _or_ a USB
> keyboard, but not both.
> For reasons of compatibility with historical hardware (and many
> current machines), the decision has been made to default to have the
> default kernel use the PS/2 ports.
> This applies to both 4.x and 5.x.
> You're going to need to find a way to add a PS/2 keyboard. And
> you should keep it installed after system installation. Why?
> Because the boot loader - the code that allows you to select
> single-user mode so you can fix a crashed system - doesn't
> understand USB either.
> Robert Huff
> who also wishes it were possible
> to have a pure USB system.
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