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Author Topic: No Mouse, No Keyboard: Dell Vostro 1510  (Read 9353 times)
gacl
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« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2010, 02:30:42 pm »

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and these are fresh new installs right?

Right.
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« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2010, 12:56:43 pm »

I missed the beginning of this thing, but how was this installed? Gui or text installer? Reason I ask is because if the mouse and kbd worked in the gui installer, then we may look into what modules are loaded in the installer environment
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« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2010, 01:52:20 pm »

I've loaded VL 6 standard hundreds of times on many different machines, regular and usb.  Only time I had this problem was when the mouse or keyboard was bad or when I plugged them in to the wrong slots. 
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« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2010, 03:11:03 pm »

Right now neither the installed Vector nor the installation flash drive have responsive keyboards (or touchpad).

LiLo responds normally.

With the installation disc not even the power button works, I have to pull out the battery.


Edit 1: A similar problem on Mint: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=34382 But they use GrUB.

Edit 2:
The Ubuntu live flash drive works fine.

Edit 3: OK, now it works all of a sudden after trying the installation drive again. This is very random and annoying.
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« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2010, 06:15:00 am »

Quite strange. Yesterday I rebooted twice to see if I could get a response from the keyboard or touchpad with no results, but when I connected the power cord it worked. . .
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« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2010, 06:28:21 am »

none of the suggestion have worked yet.  not giving up but will wait and try again.
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« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2010, 06:30:12 am »

very strange indeed, but if I've learned one thing from all my trial-and-error tests is that there must be something causing it.
In the case of laptops, I know my old D630 has a function+[key] combo to disable stuff like touchpad, and wireless, you may want to check if yours does the same thing..

also, have you tried booting with acpi=off (because you said the power button didn't respond)

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« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2010, 06:29:11 am »

As far as I can tell both, the power cable and the ethernet cable have to be plugged in for the computer to allow control of the touchpad and keyboard. And even then it requires a couple of boots.

I don't know if this can be related to the problem but once I log in and unplug the ethernet cable the computer keeps trying to connect to the wired interface endlessly even though my wireless signal is available. And when I click "connect" to my wireless interface it never does. My other computer connects normally.
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« Reply #23 on: September 02, 2010, 02:56:21 pm »

I found this:

"I had the problem with the keyboard lost. The issue was solved for me by adding “i8042.reset” to kernel commandline."

Could someone please explain?


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« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2010, 04:28:44 pm »

Don't have VL 6 installed right now, so I can't check the kernel, but a quick "Google" shows that this may be a bug in the earlier kernels. Supposedly this is fixed after 2.6.27?
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« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2010, 07:21:17 pm »

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=490250

What would the solution be?


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« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2010, 03:53:43 am »

When LILO menu appears, press the Tab key. This will allow you to edit the boot command. Add a space and then i8042.reset (and/or the other options).
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« Reply #27 on: September 09, 2010, 02:39:23 pm »

I see. How can I make these changes permanent?


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« Reply #28 on: September 09, 2010, 04:06:22 pm »

Modify lilo.conf in your /etc directory as root. Once the changes have been made, run lilo -v to make the changes permanent.
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« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2010, 11:01:17 am »

Where does the "i8042.reset" line go? In "append"?
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