Why does Debian hate USB?

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by BouncingSoul, Dec 31, 2005.

  1. BouncingSoul

    BouncingSoul Stranger Than Fiction Political User

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    Or is it just linux in general that does. I'm new at linux and I'm trying to be open minded about it but .... I just got a new Logitech G15 gamers keyboard. It is teh awesome. It is also USB so when I get to the GRUB loader I can't select anything but Debian cause USB isn't enabled yet! I'd love to hear there is a setting I can change that would allow me to NOT have two keyboards plugged in at all times. Please tell me that's the case.
     
  2. X-Istence

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    Tell your computers BIOS to enable USB legacy keyboard support. Nothing to do with Linux.
     
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    Sweet.

    Okay, so that proves I'm a moron. And I'm kind of ashamed too since I get paid to do this stuff and never even thought it was the bios. Many thanks kind sir!
     
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    Maybe its not working. All I tried to do was boot to GRUB and see if I could use my USB keyboard and that part does work. However if it goes into either Debian or Recovery mode it fails before the logon. It will get to a point where it says "usb.c new usb bus registered, assigning port 5" but than never go past that point. I've googled a bit but since I know little about linux the results I've found don't help me. I'm going to try moving my devices to different ports and see if that works.



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    Didn't work, Any ideas?
     
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