Linux 7.2, Keyboard Problem!

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Old 05-11-2002
Linux 7.2, Keyboard Problem!

I recently tried to install Linux 7.2 on my home PC (Compaq), and it did not recognise my keyboard. I could not proceed with the installation as I could not type anything. I installed 6.2 and it worked fine???????????. I was wondering if anybody has encountered this problem (very frustrating).

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Old 05-12-2002
Did you select the correct type of keyboard at setup? Or did you even get that far?

Do you know what brand / model keyboard you have (usually printed on the bottom of PC keyboards) ?
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Old 05-12-2002
I did get that far, I selected the default generic setting. My keyboard is a compaq internet keyboard, which I also selected among others, but none of them worked?? I'm at a loss I think I'll try and install 7.3 and see what happens, I'd still like to know what the problem is though.

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Old 05-12-2002
You might try submitting a bug report to Redhat if 7.3 doesn't work any better than 7.2 with your keyboard.

Any normal PC keyboard should at least work with the standard 101-key setting...

I did see, however on the Compaq site, that they've has problems (and provided updates) that the Internet Keyboard will just plain stop working somtimes.
Check here:
And if your Compaq in a Presario, you're not alone:,00.asp

Hmm... Give 7.3 a shot - then try a bug report.
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Old 05-12-2002
Thankyou very much!
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