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Well, I left Linux for a while, and now that I'm back, I have a new USB keyboard and mouse (switched from my old PS/2 devices), however I have no ...
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    USB keyboard and mose


    Well, I left Linux for a while, and now that I'm back, I have a new USB keyboard and mouse (switched from my old PS/2 devices), however I have no idea how to get them working with Linux. They keyboard works with hotplugging, but that is definatly not how I want it to function. I did some googling, but was unable to find anything useful.

    So, how would I go about switching my Linux machine from PS/2 keyboard and mouse to my new USB devices?

    Thanks in advance

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    What's ur distro and kernel version?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberinstru
    What's ur distro and kernel version?
    Slackware 10.2 and kernel 2.4.31

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    To have USB keyboard support:
    1. Check that your BIOS has this USB keyboard option enabled. If not, enable that. (USB keyboard and PS/2 keyboard can work simultaneously)

    To have USB mouse support:
    1. Plug in ur USB mouse and reboot the system. You OS shud detect and enable USB mouse.
    2. Login as root and type "mouseconfig"
    3. Now pick up the USB for the USB connected mouse
    4. Reboot

    Hope this shud work

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberinstru
    To have USB keyboard support:
    1. Check that your BIOS has this USB keyboard option enabled. If not, enable that. (USB keyboard and PS/2 keyboard can work simultaneously)

    To have USB mouse support:
    1. Plug in ur USB mouse and reboot the system. You OS shud detect and enable USB mouse.
    2. Login as root and type "mouseconfig"
    3. Now pick up the USB for the USB connected mouse
    4. Reboot

    Hope this shud work

    Gud luk
    Thanks. I'm half way there. My mouse works fine, but my keyboard is still just implemented as a hotpluged device (as far as I can tell), and it doesn't work when booting the system with lilo, and thus I have to use my ps/2 keyboard to boot. Not very useful.

    This is an older PC, so I don't have any bios options for usb keyboards. Ideas?

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    Hey, LILO could not recognize USB keyboard and unless ur BIOS supports USB keyboard, u cannot use USB Keyboard to select the non-default OS using ur keyboard
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