[jhb_airlines] Re: Wireless keyboard problem

  • From: "Alex Barrett" <fpi509267@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 13:41:05 +0000


How is it plugged in? I can use my Wireless keyboard but NOT the mouse to boot 
into safe mode using F8. 

The reason for this, I believe, is because the Keyboard is plugged into the PS2 
port and the mouse element of the receiver into the USB port. Do you have a 
USB-PS2 converter you can try to see if that gives it the power it needs? 


Alex Barrett
FPI - UK & Ireland President
-----Original message-----
From: Mike Lucas mhlucas@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 12:35:59 +0200
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Wireless keyboard problem

> Someone (Bones?/Gerry?) posted late yesterday or earlier today about a 
> problem with a wireless keyboard not being active until the operating 
> system has actually loaded (I think the issue was how to F8 into safe 
> mode if the k/b doesn't work).
> Shortly after this post I received an e-mail from a friend who has run 
> up against a similar problem. Like me, he dual boots Win2K with Linux, 
> and the choice of which o/s to boot is made from a Grub bootloader menu 
> using keyboard up/down arrows and Enter key. A recently installed USB 
> wireless k/b means that he can no longer select his o/s because the k/b 
> is inactive until it boots!!
> Any other solution apart from reverting to wired k/b, or PS/2 wireless 
> receiver?
> Mike L

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