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Bug#655579: debian-installer: Unable to perform an installation : USB-input devices unusable


Thank you for your mail.

I tried your suggestion (from your previous mail), here the results :

- used distribution - today's daily build of wheezy-netinst CD
- tried with hitting F6 twice at the very first screen, before choosing an install method, the monitor screen just flickered. I then went as usual to "Advanced options"-"Graphical expert install",
  but again the same - neither the keyboard, nor the mouse worked.
- restarted, booted from the CD again, but then went to "menu"-option,
  and used the boot-prompt directly :

  boot: install expertgui

There, we have the keyboard alive again :D

So, it worked finally, at least in the good old ncurses-like installer ;)

So, I'm starting to think - could be "X" fault that the input devices do not work
at the usual "graphical expert install " ?

The keyboard works at the first menu-screen, so one can choose the way of installation; it then works from the "menu"-option and typing "install expertgui" at the boot-prompt,
but not elsewhere ? Hm...

One more clarification, Miguel - the reports I attached previously were not from my installed Debian,
but from the console of the Squeeze 6.0.3-DVD ;)

Let me know if I can or should provide any additional information/reports,

thank you again for your support,

Best Regards

On 01/14/2012 05:11 PM, Miguel Figueiredo wrote:

from the info you supplied (thanks!) from a previous installation it seems the keyboard uses module hid-apple.

I have checked kernel-wedge package and that module it's already included in the input modules [1] for the installer's kernel.

One thing you can try is to connect a 2nd keyboard and check if the module it's indeed loaded when you connect the keyboard. dmesg should recognize the keyboard when you plug it and lsmod shoud report the module hid-apple.

1 - http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=d-i/kernel-wedge.git;a=blob;f=modules/input-modules;h=62fc503cfa7753bb544d89cfd4332e75091d5717;hb=HEAD

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