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Re: gnome 3 refugee: new kernel loses keyboard and mouse.

On 12/04/2011 08:14 PM, Jude DaShiell wrote:
Only try this if your keyboard is a usb keyboard.  If you do it with a
ps/2 keyboard you'll probably have to buy a new motherboard after the
people with those trucks that have lots of water visit you and put your
computer out.  pull the usb keyboard connection out of the machine before
entering your password then reinsert the connector.  If you're very lucky,
the kernel will detect your keyboard and allow you to attempt to log in.On
Mon, 5 Dec 2011, Hendrik Boom wrote:

No comment on the ps/2 mouse, altho I seriously doubt that it would
damage the mobo.

I'm running this on a PCLinuxOs system, and I think it also applies to
Mint and Mepis, also on this machine. Isn't Mepis a Debian derivative?
Using a Dell laptop, I find that if I cold boot the machine with
an external usb k/b plugged in, it doesn't work right, altho some keys do.
I have to disconnect the usb and then plug it back in again in order to
log in, and then everything is copacetic.
I suspect that this is more related to how the bios deals with the external
connection than the operating system, but not sure.


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