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#1 2007-11-21 07:50:30

Nesa
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Registered: 2007-05-31
Posts: 7

Keyboard doesn't work

Hi,
I got a new HP Pavillion a6242 (Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 Motherboard specification: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/docu … 23&lang=en )

I have one hdd (SATA) and a PS2 Keyboard from HP with ~ 15 extra buttons (mulitmedia, mute, vol+, vol-....).

I have downloaded  i686 Core 2007.08-2 and burned the iso. The system boots from the CD.
At this time the keyboard works. And i can define boot options ( the screen wich "boot: arch <any_boot_options>).

Then the files are loaded and the system is booted. AT the screen:
Virtual console loaded

Information ......
.....

Press ENTER to continue.

And thats the point where my keyboard doesn't work. And it really does nothing. Even  caps lock, numlock (tried them because of the LEDs smile ) are not recognized.

I booted with a Gparted live cd to partition my hdd and here my keyboard works fine sad.

Anyone has an idea?

Before i forget. I am no newbie i use Arch + ion3 on my notebook for 2years.

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#2 2007-11-21 22:19:26

filoktetes
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From: Skien, Norway
Registered: 2003-12-29
Posts: 286

Re: Keyboard doesn't work

Have you tried some kernel options like: acpi=off noapic etc. ?

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#3 2007-11-22 09:21:17

Nesa
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Registered: 2007-05-31
Posts: 7

Re: Keyboard doesn't work

i tried acpi=off and noapic also the smb or how it is called.

but then it was to late to try legacy_ide and yesterday a had a party so no time for that..

i will try legacy_ide today. But i wonder why the gparted cd worked without probs....

do you thing acpi would hang up my machine if it doesn't work?

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#4 2007-11-23 10:13:47

Nesa
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Registered: 2007-05-31
Posts: 7

Re: Keyboard doesn't work

the combination of acpi=off and legacy_ide worked.
now i have arch installed.
ty guys

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