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No keyboard or mouse on Compaq Presario C700
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richie01

Joined: 03 May 2013
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PostPosted: Fri 03 May 2013, 23:21    Post_subject:  No keyboard or mouse on Compaq Presario C700
Sub_title: keyboard and mouse do not work on Compaq Presario C700 neither does a usb mouse
 

Please keep in mind I'm a massive linux noob.

I downloaded puppy linux 5.5 4G for my laptop Compaq Presario C700 and burnt it to a DVD disc, upon booting into the OS I get the wizard screen for settings. At this point the mouse does not work and the keyboard does not work I also tried plugging in a usb mouse and it did not work either.

Both the keyboard and mouse are 100% functional and work fine in windows 7.

I searched the net for a long time and could not really find any solid info on this issue and other people with the same laptop seem to not have this issue.

I have also tried a USB version of the OS and still the same issue.

Please any help would be greatly appreciated as my only alternative at this point is to try another Linux distro.
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richie01

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PostPosted: Fri 03 May 2013, 23:32    Post_subject:  

The weirdest part is the keyboard works just find for F2 and F3 boot options but as soon as the GUI loads keyboard and mouse stop working.
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watchdog

Joined: 28 Sep 2012
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PostPosted: Sat 04 May 2013, 01:28    Post_subject:  

Try booting with option:

Code:
boot:puppy acpi=off pfix=us


This load us keyboard. Change "us" according to the desired keyboard. For a list of all boot options type F2 and F3 at the boot screen.
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