Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 44047
Compaq Internet Keyboard (USB) not usable during install
Last modified: 2008-04-21 20:04:33 EDT
Description of Problem:
My new Compaq Presario computer came with only a USB keyboard (a Compaq
Internet keyboard-- looking forward to remapping all those extra keys to
something more useful.) In the installer for RedHat 7.1 however, I am
unable to use the keyboard. (Fortunately, I had a spare PS2 keyboard lying
around to install with.) After the installation, both LILO and RedHat Linux
properly recognise the keyboard.
Try to install using a Compaq Internat keyboard (USB)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Plug in keyboard
2. Reboot system with CD 1 in drive. :)
3. Verify that you get no response from keyboard on any Keyboard type.
No response from keyboard, no matter which keyboard type you pick.
Keyboard should function normally. (For bonus points, it could also be
probed and preselected as the default.)
We tested USB keyboards and mice thoroughly, so I'm surprised that you are
having problems. Could the USB port be disabled in the BIOS by any chance?
I don't think so. See the attached dmesg. Clearly, Linux (post install) is
detecting the keyboard. (However, it detects it *twice* (!?))
Also, the Joystick could be confusing things. I don't know. I can do some
experiments if this doesn't help you.
Created attachment 20702 [details]
dmesg output from post-installed system
Weird. Does removing the joystick help at all?
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have more information.
Managed to lose disk 1 of RH7.1. I'm securing another copy and will be able to
confirm/deny findings early next week.
kernel-188.8.131.52-85.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8