Re: iMac with 2.6 does not see keyboard
On Thu, 07 Oct 2004 21:08:26 +0200, Mario Frasca wrote:
> so I managed to install the new 2.6.8 kernel and boot it. I
> understand that this is more modular, or maybe I should say
> module oriented, so I have to load explicitly ethernet (or put
> it into /etc/modules).
> my problem is that it looks like also usb has to be loaded as
> a module, isn't it so? and I've got only one computer at
> home, so I can't start this one, log in from the other (as I
> said, I haven't got the other one!) and try which module to
> you figure the situation: I boot it, I see that the mouse does
> not react at all, the keyboard is totally dead, I panic quite
> a lot more than the kernel, manage to wait five minutes hoping
> that most disc activity has come to a pause, then I push the
> switch and swear I won't start this again before being 100%
> sure this is not going to happen again.
> any hints? but please, with something like 95% accuracy...
> the machine is a iMac (early 2001), NewWorld, 750CX, 500MHz
> revision : 34.21 (pvr 0008 2215)
You are right. Support for USB keyboards is modular, so you must make
sure the correct modules get loaded at boot time, either by adding it
manually to /etc/modules or /etc/mkinitrd/modules, or by installing a
hardware detection package such as 'discover' or 'hotplug'.
Perhaps the easiest thing to do (which worked for me) is to boot up using
your old kernel, 'apt-install hotplug' and reboot. Select your new
kernel and it should now load the USB modules as required.
CC me by all means but a follow-up will usually do.