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> Rhel 4 Won't See Ps/2 Keyboard
nifflerX
post Feb 21 2005, 03:00 PM
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Hi,

I recently installed RHEL WS 4 on a machine and the installation went fine until I tried to use my keyboard. My keyboard is a Microsoft keyboard that connects via PS/2 port. When I'm booting up the machine with the keyboard connected I can use the keyboard to enter the BIOS and to select which kernel to run. But as soon as the kernel is loaded I lose the ability to use the keyboard. If I plug in a USB keyboard I can use that without a problem. I've run kudzu a number of times and it doesn't see any problems, regardless of if the PS/2 keyboard is plugged in or not. If I run kudzu and unplug the USB keyboard they it asks about the USB configuration.

I checked the file /etc/sysconfig/keyboard and the settings appear to be right:

KEYBOARDTYPE="pc"
KEYTABLE="us

Does anyone know how I can force my machine to recognize a PS/2 keyboard? Thanks so much.

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post Feb 21 2005, 05:10 PM
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So it turns out to get the PS/2 keyboard working you must disable 'USB Legacy Support' in the BIOS (at least for the version I'm running, 1.08). Hope this helps someone out.


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