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Keyboard not recognized when booting to X (Precise 5.4.3).
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rhubarbpie

Joined: 17 Jan 2013
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Location: Sioux Falls, SD USA

PostPosted: Thu 17 Jan 2013, 19:05    Post subject:  Keyboard not recognized when booting to X (Precise 5.4.3).  

My keyboard isn't recognized when attempting to install Precise Puppy 5.4.3 from a CD iso. I see the message suggesting I tab if my mouse doesn't work. However, the keyboard doesn't respond at all; no mouse, Enter, or Tab.

The keyboard is recognized if I throw the boot switch and boot to command line only. I also tried acpi=off without success.

My keyboard is a usb UltraNav, but I've installed several distributions on this box and keyboard without incident.
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Location: Chickasha Oklahoma

PostPosted: Thu 17 Jan 2013, 20:26    Post subject:  

Very Happy Hello,
Boot to the Command Prompt.
Type "xorgwizard" and hit enter.

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rhubarbpie

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PostPosted: Mon 21 Jan 2013, 18:41    Post subject:  

I accessed xorgwizard to solve the problem. After going through video selection and testing X I chose:

<Tweak>
<Tweak_xorg.conf>
<Edit_xorg.conf>

I deleted the following line:

InputDevice "Synaptics Mouse" "AlwaysCore" #serverlayoutsynaptics

I then saved the file, exited xorgwizard and ran xwin. My keyboard was recognized. I'd hoped xorgwizard would be a touch more automatic, but I had to manually edit xorg.conf. There may be another way but that was my solution.
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