OK, let me start off with hardware. I believe my problem is with the USB keyboard.
SATA Hard Drive (no RAID)
I have a full slackware install. I got past usb detection here with nousb as a parameter. If I tried installing with usb detection, it would hang on detecting USB devices. I waited a good 30 minutes on this.
Install went good, then during boot, hotplugging detection hangs. I used prameter nohotpluging. This allowed me to log in, make a new user and such.
Now I tried to start KDE, but it does not detect my keyboard or mouse, and so it fails.
I really would like to continue using my usb keyboard, the mouse can be changed to PS/2 if required. This setup is stable in windows, whereas a PS/2 mouse sometimes turns off the keyboard for some reason...
I am completely new to linux and think I have gotten pretty far on this for my experience, but I just can't find a solution. How can I get this working?