Gentoo Minimal Install CD & USB HIDs

Richard Esplin richard at
Wed May 20 15:32:25 MDT 2009

I had a laptop show similar behavior under Gentoo a long time ago. The work around was to continually press keys during the boot process until after the USB modules had been loaded. Eventually I found a BIOS option which fixed the behavior. If pressing a key during the boot process makes your keyboard stay alive, then I'll try and find what BIOS option it was.


On Wednesday 20 May 2009 14:44:37 Charles Curley <charlescurley at> wrote:
> Just for the halibut, I thought I'd try Gentoo on one of my FIT-PC 1s.
> ( They use USB
> for the keyboard and rodent. I pulled in the minimal installation CD,
> burned it, and booted. The boot process works just fine. I can use the
> command line in isolinux to boot an appropriate kernel with options.
> Once the kernel boots, the keyboard no longer works. I don't see
> anything obvious in the boot options. Is there a known workaround for
> this?

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