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    USB keyboard problem - From Redhat_adi


    This problem was posted to me by Redhat_adi. So I thought that as I don't have immediately have the answer, I'd throw it open to the forum.
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    whenever i start rh9,mouse and keyboard are freezed, it shows the pointer, but of no use, i cannot use it... i cannot type the username, since the keyboard is also idle. i just installed rh9 5days ago.
    the mouse and keyboard worked when i installed rh9, i hav serial mouse, rh9 took the mouse as generic 2button mouse, since the name of my mouse was not included in the list(a4tech wheelworks mouse).
    i reconfigured the mouse from 2 button generic mouse to wheel mouse and it was freezed. so i rebooted only to know that now my keyboard was also not working.
    after inserting the bootdisk floppy when i ran linux rescue it went smoothly but again no mouse and keyboard, but the thing i noticed while booting was that linux initializes the mouse and keyboard as USB
    "Initializing USB Mouse [OK]"
    "Initializing USB Keyboard [OK]"

    Use Suse 10.1 and occasionally play with Kubuntu
    Also have Windows 98SE and BeOS

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    Redhat_adi,
    can you get a text only login prompt (perhaps by pressing Ctrl Alt F1) ?

    I suspect that the problem may be in your /etc/X11XF86Config file.


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    Use Suse 10.1 and occasionally play with Kubuntu
    Also have Windows 98SE and BeOS

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    similar problem

    I actualy had the same problem, unfortunetly, i can offer little help here as i had problems with the install, so i just decided to re-install the whole distro ( i had no sensative files on the hd) from scrach...it worked. so its probbaly not a hardware issue, probably something corrupted in a config file somewere. sry, thats all i got.

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    USB keyboard/mouse

    i also had a simalar problem..
    i installed debian and it done the same thing,
    i installed a package called hotplug, and removed and plugged em in, and it picked em up automaticly....giver a try (if its available for RH)

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