[SOLVED] USB Keyboard not working correctly

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[SOLVED] USB Keyboard not working correctly

Postby SilverOne on Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:15 pm

Its me again,
A friend of mine has recently installed Mint 7 64 bit onto his desktop computer which is also running Vista Ultimate 64 bit. The only problem we are having right now is the fact that his usb keyboard does not get recognized on either the vista bootloader or the mint boot loader.
The keyboard is a Saitek Eclipse2 usb keyboard, trying to keep the ability to dual boot because he does have some programs that will not run in WINE and dont want the overhead of running virtualbox with windows in it.
Any ideas on how to fix this? IE: Would it be possible to load the drivers for the keyboard when grub loads?
I ask because the keyboard works great in Mint but does not respond at grub, and I dont think this is a linux only issue since his keyboard does not work in the vista bootloader either.

Thanks in advance
Last edited by SilverOne on Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:17 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: USB Keyboard not working correctly

Postby dinks616 on Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:43 pm

This is my computer that he is talking about. I am a very new user. Thanks
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Re: USB Keyboard not working correctly

Postby pluraldave on Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:47 pm

Does the USB keyboard work for the computer BIOS menus? If not use a PS/2 keyboard to get into the BIOS and look for a "USB legacy" option.

I don't know of any way to get usb support in grub unless it is enabled in the BIOS options.
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Re: USB Keyboard not working correctly

Postby SilverOne on Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:51 pm

Yes he can get into bios with the usb keyboard, its only during the bootloaders that the keyboard does not want to work.
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Re: USB Keyboard not working correctly

Postby pluraldave on Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:00 pm

Still check the BIOS for a USB legacy option. I don't know why USB breaks at grub...
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Re: USB Keyboard not working correctly

Postby SilverOne on Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:17 pm

Bah, thats the one thing I hadn't checked since it always worked before. I feel like an id10t now, been working with computers so long and that was something I missed. Thanks, its all working now.
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Re: [SOLVED] USB Keyboard not working correctly

Postby dinks616 on Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:07 pm

thank you both
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