Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55096
The USB keyboard does not work when installing RH7.2
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:46 EDT
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Installing RH7.2 on HP PC (Athlon 850MHz?) with USB-keyboard
USB keyboards worked fine in all of our testing. Is it possible that the USB
ports are disabled in the BIOS?
No problem for installing RH7.1, the Bios setup should not have problem.
The PC is: Hewlett Packard Pavilion AMD Athlon 900MHz/60GHD/CDRW/DVD.
Weird. Bill, is kudzu doing something differently for USB devices in 7.2 than
it did in 7.1?
At least, I certainly don't recall it doing anything differently.
Do you have a PS/2 keyboard that you could at least do the install with? I'm
curious to know if the USB keyboard would work once the install is done.
I had a similar problem installing 7.2 on a Compaq Deskpro EN with a USB keyboard and mouse. They functioned properly both during and after the install, except that the machine would enter sleep mode during package selection (about 10 minutes into the install). I had to attach a PS/2 keyboard (attached it "hot" right after it went to sleep, keeping the USB keyboard attached) to wake the machine and to keep it from re-entering sleep mode. Remarkably, power management was disabled in the BIOS and it still went to sleep.
woodt, can you turn off power management in the bios?
I don't know what to do about this problem...we don't see this behavior on our
machines, so I can't get a reproducible test case.
wy_kang, do you have a PS/2 keyboard that you could at least do the install
with? I'm curious to know if the USB keyboard would work once the install is done.
I installed RH7.2 using ps/2 keyboard, then changed back USB
keyboard, it still does not work. It does not work even in
boot loader GRUB(?) screen.
Hm, sounds like a kernel issue, then.
GRUB operates before kernel, it takes keystrokes from BIOS.
OK, here's the deal
1. GRUB takes keystrokes from BIOS in a very normal way, so BIOS
has to be fixed for GRUB to work. It also must be the same with
it and LILO and SYSLINUX. If it's not the same, file a per-component bug.
2. It may be possible to fix kernels to work by themselves.
Requestor, please indicate what you are willing to work on it.
Requestor: did you try 8.0?
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