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Bug 493 - USB keyboards don't work with installation CD kernel
Summary: USB keyboards don't work with installation CD kernel
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High blocker (vote)
Assignee: Daniel Robbins (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-02-02 01:39 UTC by Arcady Genkin
Modified: 2003-02-04 19:42 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Arcady Genkin 2002-02-02 01:39:02 UTC
My USB keyboard did not work during the CD install of Gentoo 1.0rc6r14.
This was also reported by another user in message 
<> in gentoo-dev.

[What component should the installation PRs be filed under?]
Comment 1 Rodney Gordon II 2002-02-02 10:16:49 UTC
You can enable, with most BIOS', a type of emulation layer by selecting USB
Keyboard support in the BIOS. A work around, but something for now.
Comment 2 Arcady Genkin 2002-02-03 09:15:48 UTC
In my experience, the BIOS-based solution only work at LILO prompt, and stop 
working as soon as the kernel is loaded.
Comment 3 Daniel Robbins (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-02-05 01:03:31 UTC
The -r15.iso (being uploaded within the hour) includes full HID support which
should solve this problem.  Resubmit a bug if -r15 isn't working for you.
Comment 4 Arcady Genkin 2002-02-06 07:55:28 UTC
Just tested -r15, and it works fine.