[CentOS] Keyboard Fails at Login Prompt
Eric H Christensen
kf4otn at ericsatcom.net
Sat Oct 21 12:04:57 UTC 2006
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Oh, sorry about that.
The system isn't real old but wasn't made yesterday. The system is
using PS/2 connectors. I want to try a USB keyboard but I don't have
Out of all the problems I thought I might encounter, this isn't one of them.
Jim Perrin wrote:
> On 10/20/06, Eric H Christensen <kf4otn at ericsatcom.net> wrote:
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>> I just setup an old box with CentOS 4 and I'm having a very strange
>> problem. The keyboard is functional throughout the startup process of
>> the machine. I get the login prompt and I get just enough time to type
>> in "root" and hit the enter button before the keyboard fails. I've
>> tried a different keyboard but still the same problem. After a few
>> repeated trials I've found that the keyboard will stop functioning after
>> about 5 seconds from when the login prompt appears on the screen.
>> Does anyone have any ideas on this problem?
> How old a system and keyboard are we talking here? Are we talking AT
> style keyboard, ps/2 keyboard, usb keyboard on an old system (where
> bios usb handling can cause this sort of confusion) etc. Give us an
> idea of what we're working with.
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