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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2002 2:08 pm    Post subject: Can GRUB and USB play nice? Reply with quote

Not sure if this is a Gentoo or GRUB issue but here it goes:

I have a USB keyboard/mouse combo (Wireless Optical by Logitech) which works just fine in Gentoo and can be seen by my BIOS as well. Hence I am able to use it right away while it's booting to change BIOS settings as well as in Gentoo. The problem comes in at the GRUB screen. I am unable to select an item from the GRUB menu. I must resort to using a seperate PS/2 keyboard solely for GRUB usage. Has anyone else come across this? Any fixes available? Should I get a new GRUB version? If so what is the installation procedure? Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2002 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

grub and usb should work find -- grub looks to the BIOS for keyboard information and, AFAIK, it doesn't care if it's usb, ps2 or AT. So, you may have a bug or misconfiguration in your BIOS. Check your BIOS to make sure your keyboard is defined as a USB one.

Also, search google. There are quite a few hits that came up.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2002 4:42 pm    Post subject: Can GRUB and USB play nice? Reply with quote

Got it!!!

That was actually one of the first things I checked after looking at the Google search results. So I looked in my BIOS and there was no option for that. So for kicks I upgraded my BIOS and there it was! I enabled USB Keyboard support and is well.

Thanks Kurt, your help is appreciated.

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