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    fireflash NNTP User

    Wink please help

    hi i am new to linux and have downloaded today suse enterprise desktop problem is it does not see my keyboard it finds the mouse ok i have installed another linux distro and that finds keyboard ok i cant put any passwords into it a#or anythink can you help please also how do i install new software after they are downloaded sorry to sound lame but total newbie any pointers ect would be great many thanks

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    Default Re: please help

    What did you download suse enterprise or opensuse ?
    dobby

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    Default Re: please help

    Quote Originally Posted by fireflash View Post
    hi i am new to linux and have downloaded today suse enterprise desktop problem is it does not see my keyboard it finds the mouse ok i have installed another linux distro and that finds keyboard ok i cant put any passwords into it a#or anythink can you help please also how do i install new software after they are downloaded sorry to sound lame but total newbie any pointers ect would be great many thanks
    Most of us download openSUSE and not SLED (SuSE Enterprise Desktop). I confess I did not realize one could download SLED. Reference one's keyboard, sometimes if it is a USB keyboard, one has to ensure their keyboard is set to legacy mode in their PC's BIOS, in order for it to be recognized during an install. On other occasions one has to hold down either the <shift>, or the <alt> key or the <ctrl> key (or maybe a combination of those ? ) during the CD boot, in order for the keyboard to be recognized (I can never remember which).

    Reference your password problem, note that when one types a password, typically one gets no feedback (hence anyone leaning over your shoulder while you type the password, will not see the password). Also, both username and password are "case sensitive", so be certain to use the appropriate mix of upper case and lower case, exactly as how you entered it when you first installed.

    Good luck.

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    fireflash NNTP User

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    Quote Originally Posted by dobby9 View Post
    What did you download suse enterprise or opensuse ?
    dobby

    enterprise i have tried the bios stuff but does not work
    i liked the look of the enterprise desktop but like i say as i start to install it comes to the part where u need a password and user name i cant type anything id#f you understand pity as keyboard works on other linuxs issues many thanks

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    fireflash NNTP User

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    my problewm is that the keyboard is not found it is a usb board
    tried bios does nothing any ideas or to i have to start back with windows

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    Default Re: please help

    Quote Originally Posted by fireflash
    my problewm is that the keyboard is not found it is a usb board
    tried bios does nothing any ideas or to i have to start back with
    windows
    Hi
    Do you have a USB to PS/2 convertor and a PS/2 port on your system? If
    so try that.

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    fireflash NNTP User

    Default Re: please help

    ok thanks will update i think i only have a mouse adaptor presume thats different

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