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I have a dell desktop connected to a iogear switch. I configured kernel 2.4.29 and booted through it. Once the server comes up though, I cannot use the keyboard or ...
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    Timeout - AT keyboard not present


    I have a dell desktop connected to a iogear switch. I configured kernel 2.4.29 and booted through it. Once the server comes up though, I cannot use the keyboard or the mouse. I try to type on the keyboard but nothing happens.
    dmesg shows me
    keyboard: Timeout - AT keyboard not present?(ed)
    keyboard: Timeout - AT keyboard not present?(f4)

    When I boot through the 2.4.21-15 kernel, both the mouse and keyboard work fine. Can anyone tell me whats going on? this is the first time i am seeing this error.

    Thanks,
    Nik
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    Did you compile the new kernel "from scratch"? If so, did you use your old config or start from the ground up? You may have just left out a needed module.
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    i compiled it from scratch...dont know whats wrong...compiled the same kernel on 2 other machines connected to the switch and all give the same problem...the other kernels work fine...
    Fixing Unix is better than working with Windows.
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    You could try copying your old .config file from your old kernel source directory to your new kernel source directory and running
    Code:
    make oldconfig
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