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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:34 pm    Post subject: amd64 install cd usb keyboard/mouse not working Reply with quote

SHA512sum matches.

Boot install CD
No keyboard or mouse (gpm?)
Things tried
Various kernel line options tried and combinations of options
Changed bios usb settings.

ASUS Crossfire V motherboard, Phenom II 945.

Read about using another livecd to install but that this is not supported by gentoo?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We'd need to know if the device is special in some regard or if it's a separate normal wired usb keyboard with a separate normal wired usb mouse.

If it's some kind of non-wired combo dongle I can't help much with that.

In any case, you won't need a mouse for anything, so don't worry about gpm.

If you have a normal usb keyboard and it doesn't work, boot the cd, plug it off then on, then run "dmesg", and see the last few lines to see if it's correctly detected or not.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the Crosshair IV and with me it was a combination of uhci ehci xhci order of loading and/or iommu setting in bios.
I did not want to lose iommu features so I solved it by reordering the usb modules.
Alas I do not recall what order of module loading and which I had compiled in, sorry.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i92guboj

Sorry separate wired usb keyboard and wired usb mouse
I unplugged all usb peripherals leaving just the keyboard. I then tried the keyboard in every usb port but no change.
So I can't run dmesg.

Maitreya

I'll try the iommu hint. I can't see how to change to loading of usb modules on the install-amd64-minimal-20140220.iso


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The iommu hint didn't work.

Anybody know how keyboard are detected? I mounted the iso and unsquashed the image but there doesn't appear to a usbhid module.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dum-dumdum wrote:
The iommu hint didn't work.

Anybody know how keyboard are detected? I mounted the iso and unsquashed the image but there doesn't appear to a usbhid module.

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Not sure if you solved this yet but I would suggest that you grab a copy of SystemRescueCd and see if that solves your issues. You can install Gentoo following the handbook from within the Live Environment. I had to quit using the gentoo install cd images some time ago because they either didn't support my hardware or wouldn't boot on a UFEI enabled system.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can try using some other cd. If the problem persists I'd suggest checking if there's some related config in your BIOS.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dum-dumdum wrote:
The iommu hint didn't work.

Anybody know how keyboard are detected? I mounted the iso and unsquashed the image but there doesn't appear to a usbhid module.

Thanks

I believe that depends on the Live CD you are using but based on the specs of your motherboard it uses the ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller for the 3.0 ports and the AMD SB950 controller for the 2.0 ports.

Without knowing more about the specific problems your having I would suggest you make sure your keyboard and mouse are plugged into the USB 2.0 ports and check the bios settings to enable legacy usb support and possibly disable usb 3.0 support until you have a working system.

From what I have read the ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller is supported in Linux Kernels 3.0 and later, but based of the chip set version you may have problems. Have a look here http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/linux/kernel/1484406 for a few more details. I didn't dig to deep into any of the details myself.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was using Gentoo installer cd, install-amd64-minimal-20140220.iso.
Bios settings changes included usb3 off and on, legacy off and on and iommu off and on, plus all the combinations of those settings.
Keyboard was tried with every usb2 port.

The PC runs all other live CDs I've tried without issue.

Anyway, I'll try again later in the year.

Thanks for your time.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm having this problem. booting in live dvd amd64 with the 32 userland option works with the keyboard and mouse (usb), but the second option, amd64 doesn't. the first one, i can't chroot b/c of arch difference.

i had problems with my keyboard/mouse not working on my kubuntu live dvd and ubuntu live dvd, so i thought i'd just jump to gentoo as that is goign to be the primary os anyway...

now, i'm in a pickle.

IOMMU is disabled in bios. enabling didn't help. motherboard is GA-970A-DS3P. It's a new build.

I like the livedvd, as it boots into a kde environment and i have a pdf to view of the install instructions and can have a konsole available to type as i read all on the same screen. at this point, i'm to chrooting and picking the kernel, but my system is unusable.

additional thoughts would be appreciated.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.sysresccd.org/Download
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

an alternative to a gentoo solution. how kind. actually, i've been trying ubuntu, kubuntu and

i did start to work around my issues by using only the usb3 slots. that seems to work fine. however, now networking isn't working. i can't quite tell what the issue is. i'll need to boot back into the 32 bit kernel and see how that behaves.
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