Bug 44047 - Compaq Internet Keyboard (USB) not usable during install
Compaq Internet Keyboard (USB) not usable during install
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-06-10 14:13 EDT by jpranevich
Modified: 2008-04-21 20:04 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-06-21 15:13:05 EDT
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dmesg output from post-installed system (8.52 KB, text/plain)
2001-06-10 23:56 EDT, jpranevich
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Description jpranevich 2001-06-10 14:13:23 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.

How Reproducible:

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.

Actual Results:

No response from keyboard, no matter which keyboard type you pick.

Expected Results:

Keyboard should function normally. (For bonus points, it could also be
probed and preselected as the default.)

Additional Information:
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-06-10 22:41:32 EDT
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?
Comment 2 jpranevich 2001-06-10 23:54:50 EDT
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.
Comment 3 jpranevich 2001-06-10 23:56:04 EDT
Created attachment 20702 [details]
dmesg output from post-installed system
Comment 4 Brent Fox 2001-06-11 17:44:28 EDT
Weird.  Does removing the joystick help at all?
Comment 5 Brent Fox 2001-06-21 15:13:00 EDT
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have more information.
Comment 6 jpranevich 2001-06-21 17:54:23 EDT
Managed to lose disk 1 of RH7.1. I'm securing another copy and will be able to 
confirm/deny findings early next week.
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2008-04-21 20:04:33 EDT
kernel- has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8

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