Re: 2.5.44 console keyboard dead

From: David Härdeman (
Date: Mon Oct 21 2002 - 05:01:04 EST

> I can't type anything on the console keyboard on 2.5.44
> rlogin works ok.
> Thanks,
> Jeff

I had this problem as well until I realized that the following options had to be enabled in the config (provided that you have a PS/2 or AT keyboard which I guess you do).

Under input device support
Select "Serial i/o support"
Select "i8042 PC Keyboard controller"
Select "Keyboards"
Select "AT Keyboard support"

This is indicated in the help text but the current layout is very unintuitive and should be changed.

The first time that I compiled, I simply choose "Keyboards", no extra options appeared since "Serial i/o support" wasn't selected and thus it seemed as if everything was just fine...until I booted and the keyboard didn't work. Then I started reading help messages :-)

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