Upgrade from Redhat 9 to Fedora Core 3 - Search for answers

Leila Lappin damovand at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 15 03:06:51 UTC 2005



--- Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 6/14/05, Leila Lappin <damovand at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I am researching some online sources to figure out
> my
> > problem with Fedora install hanging.  There's been
> > some suggestions already, and if I understand them
> > correctly, that the install kernel may be
> incompatible
> > with USB keyboard (from this site
> > http://www.rhil.net/docs/faq.html#install_dies). 
> Then
> > I found this site
> > (http://www.vidarholen.net/contents/linuxtips/)
> and
> > the following excerpts from it:
> > 
> > ==== Linux problems with solution ===
> > Problem:
> > USB mouse using /dev/psaux, the ps/2 mouse device.
> > Cause:
> > Bios usb legacy support in action, probably
> because
> > Linux didn't probe for USB devices (which causes
> the
> > bios to release control of them).
> > Solution:
> > Compile the kernel with USB support, Input Core
> and
> > USB HID.
> > Reason:
> > Duh.
> > =======================
> > 
> > I checked my dmesg and found these two lines:
> > 
> >    hid-core.c: USB HID support drivers
> >    mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
> > 
> > Comparing my setup with the above I am concluding
> that
> > the problem is indeed the bios USB legacy support
> in
> > action.  So what can I do to fix this for the
> install
> > kernel?
> > 
> > Thanks Leila
> > 
> > 
> > 
> 
> Leila,
>    Do you actually use a USB keyboard? If so can you
> local an old PS2
> keyboard to see if usign it solves your problem?
> 
>    I did a bit of Googling but couldn't find a list
> of all the boot
> options for the FC3 kernels. I'll keep poking around
> while I work on
> my problems here.
> 
> Cheers,
> Mark
> 
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Mark thanks for helping me out.

Could you please tell me what these two lines, from my
dmesg, mean?  Don’t they indicate the type of device
that I have?

	hid-core.c: USB HID support drivers
	mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice





		
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