I have triple boot configuration on Lenovo Y500 with Vista on sda1, xp on sda4 and suse 11.0 on sda8, sda7 being the swap. When i boot into suse after restarting from XP, keyboard is not responding. Not even esc key works during boot. I am unable to login as well. To use the keyboard i have to reboot after logging into Failsafe mode. Other way is to reboot the system continuously. When i use a USB keyboard, all goes well.
Also the touch pad does not work. Only the USB mouse works.
This problem was there earlier but it was not there during every reboot. Recently i reinstalled Suse 11.0 and the problem happens every time i reboot into Suse.
I have searched and tried a lot but nothing worked. Kindly provide me a solution.
Thanks in advance.
Before Windows XP you couldn’t type or with a usb keyboard or move a usb mouse outside the OS; probably because those drivers where to new. Maybe you have the reversed problem now; that ps/2 drivers are to old. Try with a usb mouse and keyboard and see what happens.
I only boot suse 11 but I have been having the same problem. At first (after installing suse 11 which was on the 17th October 2008) everything worked fine; in the past 3 days, however, whenever I booted up the key board would respond when I pressed “Enter” to boot the default kernel but then it would freeze after that! Not even the esc key during the rest of the boot process! Each time my wireless mouse worked fine! Irrespective of the number of times I “shutdown” and started again, the keyboard would not work but every time I used my mouse to select “restart” (the choice is only possible if the mouse is used as nothing else works at this point!) everything worked fine thereafter! I have now added the “irqpoll” option to the kernel option in /boot/grub/menu.lst and everything has been fine the past 2 times I have booted up.
PS: I’m sure this post is not necessary as the problem is sorted but I thought it might be useful in case anybody was starting to get the idea that it only happens to those with multiple boot systems; additionally I’ve noted that other people have had a similar problem in which their wireless/usb peripherals did not work unless they were plugged in after the boot process was complete.
I also have the same problem as above.
Triple boot with Xp, Ubuntu and the most recent SuSe.
Initially I faced the same problem with ubuntu, had to change some configuration and the problem was resolved. I am new to this operating system. Plz help me with this.