[Mageia-discuss] Keyboard gone after update from Mandriva

Claire Robinson eeeemail at gmail.com
Thu Jan 12 22:17:10 CET 2012

On 12/01/12 16:50, Renaud (Ron) Olgiati wrote:
> On Thursday 12 Jan 2012 13:36 my mailbox was graced by a message from Claire
> Robinson who wrote:
>>> After updating from Mandriva 2010.1 to Mageia 1, I have this keyboard
>>> problem:
>>> The (USB) keyboard, which is recognized by the BIOS during boot-up, no
>>> longer does anything when I get to the Grub screen. (So I cannot boot in
>>> safe mode)
>>> After which the computer freezes  displaying "Mageia" and nine dark polka
>>> dots.
>>> No such problem when I try to boot with a PS2 keyboard; with USB keyboard
>>> booted perfectly under Mandriva.
>> Did you leave it a good while at that point? It can take a long time to
>> rebuild kernel modules for a newer kernel.
> Couple hours (between 2 and 3)
>> I was going to say press escape to see the text boot process but you
>> can't without a keyboard :\
> Exactly  ;-3)
> Cheers,
> Ron.

You could maybe boot with the OS2 keyboard and alter the boot options to 
disable the boot splash.

I can't recall what the options are but it will either be something like 
splash or quiet.

You could then boot with your USB keyboard and see where it is failing.


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