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USB keyboard and mouse wont work

By whtddusy516
Aug 26, 2006
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  1. I currently have Fedora Core 5 running on my PPC computer, and I was attempting to install FreeBSD for my network device, but during the installation my mouse and keyboard wouldnt work, so I reset the computer, and then I couldnt put in an option for what I wanted to boot. So now I can't boot off any cds or log in at all. I reset the CMOS just to see if it would change anything but no luck.



    Should I take the drive out and format it on another computer?
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    There might be a "legacy USB" or "USB keyboard" or similar option in your mainboard BIOS, enable it.
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    How to enable when the keyboard doesn't work? :p
    You have to use a PS/2 keyboard temprorarily to get to the BIOS setup and enable the said options.
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    The same way you press F1 when keyboard is not found. Duh.
  5. whtddusy516

    whtddusy516 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 201

    haha welll if this was a PC i would gladly have used a PS/2 keyboard

    Problem is, this is a PPC Architecture[G4] Mac, only usb lol

    and I got it to work, i noticed as I plugged in the keyboard the light turned on on the receiver, but when i pushed it in all the way it turned off, so i plugged it into a USB hub and it works.
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