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Re: Bug#715408: possibly duplicate: Bug#728936: Debian testing installer does not dectect USB keyboard

On Dec 9, 2013, at 1:36 PM, Andreas Cadhalpun <andreas.cadhalpun@googlemail.com> wrote:

> Hi Rick,
> On 09.12.2013 22:19, Rick Thomas wrote:
>> As noted in bugreport 728936, I tried this with a recent amd64 netinst daily.
>> It works fine.  The problem only appears on PowerPC hardware.

> I also have the impression that the amd64 installer works with USB keyboards, which I find great, since e.g. the original reporter of Bug #728936 reported a problem with the amd64 installer.
> So something seems to have fixed that and perhaps a similar change could fix it for PowerPC as well.

That's what I'm hoping!  Unfortunately, I'm "just a user".
Building kernels and install CDs to test is a skill I haven't acquired yet.

Is there someone on the d-boot list or d-powerpc list who has those skills and is willing to help?  I can test both amd64 and powerMac, and there are folks with an interest in this who can test it on YDL PowerPC hardware as well.

I have heard from at least one person with IBM Power hardware who says it works OK for them.  That may be because the keyboard is not USB (I don't know, I'm just guessing!  I don't have IBM hardware myself…)

As it stands, Wheezy is not installable in the normal way on Mac or YDL hardware, unless it has an ADB keyboard.  Maybe it would be appropriate to increase the severity of this bug?

Please and Thank you!


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