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    eunix NNTP User

    Default OpenSuSE 11.0 iso image

    When the 'splash screen' appears on booting the DVD my keyboard is inactive. I cannot select 'Installation', any help would be appreciated.

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    Default Re: OpenSuSE 11.0 iso image

    Quote Originally Posted by eunix View Post
    When the 'splash screen' appears on booting the DVD my keyboard is inactive. I cannot select 'Installation', any help would be appreciated.
    If you are using a downloaded version, did you do a MD5SUMS check on the iso?

    Does the mouse work?

    Try holding the Shift key down when booting into install & see if that will allow use of the keyboard (supposed to work on some Dell laptops).

    Try updating the BIOS.

    If you get back, give us you hardware specs & maybe we can come up with something
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    Default Re: OpenSuSE 11.0 iso image

    eunix wrote:

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    > When the 'splash screen' appears on booting the DVD my keyboard is
    > inactive. I cannot select 'Installation', any help would be
    > appreciated.
    >
    >


    USB Keyboard? If so, your bios may need to have "Legacy emulation" or "USB
    Keyboard" option enabled.

    Or install a PS/2 style keyboard briefly, since as soon as linux starts
    running (for installer or normally), the USB keyboard drivers will kick in
    and you'll have your keyboard back. (The trick is getting to that point
    huh?)

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    eunix NNTP User

    Default Re: OpenSuSE 11.0 iso image

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-M61P-S3 AMD Socket AM2 (64bit)
    Award BIOS for which there is one upgrade on the Gigabyte site but as it is an .exe file it is not much use to me.
    POST OK.
    BIOS test OK.
    Keyboard(s) original PS2 replaced with an IBM USB keyboard with intermittent problems after several OS updates.
    OS 10.3 (Linux 2.6.22.18-0.2-default-x86_64)
    Mouse works fine. (but of course not on any splash screen )

    Downloaded 11.0 iso image and burned DVD, checksum OK
    10.3 splash screen - KB inoperative.
    Suspected new IBM KB faulty bought new USB keyboard.
    10.3 splash screen - KB still inop.
    used PS2/USB adapter for KB.
    10.3 splash screen - KB still inop. (unable to select DVD boot)
    Changed first boot to DVD.
    11.0 splash screen - KB inop with both USB direct and PS2/USB adapter.

    Have run out of options

    eunix

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    Default Re: OpenSuSE 11.0 iso image

    Quote Originally Posted by eunix View Post
    When the 'splash screen' appears on booting the DVD my keyboard is inactive. I cannot select 'Installation', any help would be appreciated.
    Is this a USB keyboard? Check your BIOS settings, and change your USB to a legacy mode setting (if available).

    Another "trick" that works sometimes is to hold down either the TAB, CTRL, or ALT key when booting to the CD/DVD (I can't remember which key).

    And a final "trick" that works sometime, is if you are using a laptop, is to plug in an external monitor before switching on power to boot to the CD/DVD.

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    eunix NNTP User

    Default Re: OpenSuSE 11.0 iso image

    Thanks everyone for the help, BIOS KB settings now fixed.
    In hindsight I wish not. 11.0 installation has corrupted my file systems on all volumes and the repair tool in the iso image is not compatible with the OS image. One is oss and the other is Non-oss I knew this laptop would come in use

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