Cannot use keyboard on textmode=1 of g4 ppc install

I am a newbie I have a g4 imac which I am trying out Linux distributions on. I had Fedora up and running. I am trying to load SUSE and am using textmode=1 because the colors of the installer are all messed up in graphical mode. The problem is the letter keys aren’t working to let me make selections. The function keys are working but that only gets me as far as desktop selection. Thanks O

I don’t know this machine, but have you checked all the possible applicable bios settings? For example, sometimes there is a “legacy” setting for keyboard that needs to be enabled.