Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 147499
Can't boot with USB keyboards
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:59 EST
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Description of problem:
I can't get syslinux to function with my USB keyboards. When I plug in
the PS/2 connector (in case of my Microsoft natural keyboard) it does
work and I can normally start the installer. The keyboards functions
properl with just USB to access things in the BIOS, so it's not a
problem that the BIOS can't handle USB keyboards.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. attach a microsoft natural keyboard pro or Dell SK-8125 to a Dell
optiplex gx-110 with just the USB connector
2. boot the cd image (boot.iso) from Fedora development (feb 7 2005)
Actual Results: Can't press "enter" to continue and start the installer.
The machine itself is a Dell Optiplex GX-110. The keyboards are a
Microsoft natural keyboard pro and a Dell SK-8125. Both don't work
with USB, the Microsoft keyboard works via PS/2.
I just did this, and it works fine for me. Maybe the Dell BIOS stops doing
keyboard emulation once it starts running user code?
Anyway, it doesn't appear to be something we can fix.