[jhb_airlines] Re: Wireless keyboard problem

  • From: Mike Lucas <mhlucas@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 13:46:34 +0100

Further to my reply a few moments ago. Just checked the manual for my own mobo and I see that there is in fact a BIOS setting to enable USB keyboard and mouse support. Now, is my friend's PC sufficiently modern to have a similar facility ....?

Mike L

Alex Barrett wrote:


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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