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USB keyboard vs. PS2
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lickthefrog

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PostPosted: Mon 24 Apr 2006, 18:33    Post subject:  USB keyboard vs. PS2  

hi,

i'm working on NetVista X41 (i think) and it's got a USB keyboard and mouse.

i did a hard drive install of puppy as the only os.

my problem is that i need the USB keyboard for grub (clearly bios supports usb keyboard--PS2 keyboard doesn't work at this point), but then only a PS2 keyboard will work within puppy. have gone through the "mouse/keyboard wizard" and rebooted to no avail.

no luck with the mouse either.

i'm very new to this, and obviously don't want to have two keyboards.

thanks,
lickthefrog
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PostPosted: Mon 24 Apr 2006, 23:54    Post subject:  

You don't say which version of Puppy. Try Puppy2 alpha if you are using an earlier version.
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PostPosted: Tue 25 Apr 2006, 01:47    Post subject:  

Puppy2 Beta will be out in a few days that has the 2.6 kernel and better USB keyboard support - wait for that Cool
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lickthefrog

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PostPosted: Tue 25 Apr 2006, 15:15    Post subject:  

WHOOPS! sorry for not posting my puppy version. i won't make that mistake again.

i have 1.08 installed on the hard drive.

so, before puppy 2 comes out, is there a way i can get the usb keyboard to work? probably through downloading a driver or something. (i'm trying puppy 2 alpha now).

i'm sorry, i'm only beginning to learn linux.

i remember i had to find a driver to get puppy on an old laptop with usb ethernet. that was pegasus something and i managed to figure that one out. is there a similar solution to my usb keyboard problem?

thank you,
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galdarian

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PostPosted: Wed 26 Apr 2006, 02:42    Post subject:  

have you checked to see if the module is loaded??

Code:
lsmod | grep usbkbd


if there is no output then it isn't loaded try

Code:
modprobe usbkbd


and see if you get any joy.

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