Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 192329
USB keyboard not working during boot.
Last modified: 2008-05-06 11:55:37 EDT
Description of problem:
When booting from the Fedora Core 5 DVD or when booting from the hard disk after
installation has been completed, the keyboard is completely inoperative.
The keyboard is a Dell USB Enhanced Multimedia English Keyboard for Precision
Workstation. The keyboard works fine in the BIOS, and also works fine after the
kernel has been started.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from the FC5 DVD or from the hard disk after installation.
2.a. When booting from the DVD, press Enter to start installation.
2.b. When booting from the hard disk, press a key to enter the grub program.
The keypresses are completely ignored. The LEDs on the keyboard do not even
light up at this time.
The LEDs on the keyboard should light up and the boot programs should permit input.
While changing my BIOS settings today, I discovered a workaround for this bug.
In the Phoenix Award BIOS, under Advanced Chipset Control, I enabled USB Legacy
Support. According to the SuperMicro PDSG4 motherboard user's manual, "This
setting allows you to enable or disable the functions of USB, Keyboard/Mouse
under POST (Power On Self Test) and DOS. The options are Disabled (default) and
Enabled." Parenthesized text added for clarity. With this setting enabled, the
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