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Hi there. I've become more and more interested in Linux recently, and ubunutu looks like a pretty sweet dis to play around with.

I downloaded 6.10 from the ubuntu website, and burned the iso to a CD. I rebooted, and sure enough ubuntu started, and I chose to start it from the CD. As it was loading I noticed a few minor graphical glitches, but then the main desktop loaded up just fine and I was relieved. But then, I noticed neither my keyboard or mouse were responding. At first i thought maybe it froze or crashed, but the clock was still counting minutes on the desktop.

I tried several times and also did a memory check, as well as checked the CD for errors. Everything was fine.

I also looked up a few forums with people who are having similar problems, and I tried going into the BIOS and enabling Legacy PS/2 support, as well other things. Nothing.

Can someone help me out here? I'd really like to play around with ubuntu.
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Are your mice/keyboards plugged right into the mobo, or do they go into some sort of KVM switch/USB hub?
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Both keyboard and mouse are in a KVM switch.
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Try plugging them straight into the motherboard if you can. That should fix your problem. For whatever reason, the Live CD's do not like KVM switches or external USB hubs, and see the switch itself rather than the hardware plugged into it.
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Ok, I could give that a shot. It won't be easy, if possible at all. My case is horrible atm. There's a damn external hardrive bay in the way of everything, that I can't take off.

I might have to wait until christmas, when my new case/parts come in so that I can try that.

Is there anything else I might be able to try in the meantime?
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Perhaps a earlier version of Ubuntu?

If you have another rig, you may just be able to play with it on there. Borrow a friends computer for a hour or two...
    
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Ok, I could give that a shot. It won't be easy, if possible at all. My case is horrible atm. There's a damn external hardrive bay in the way of everything, that I can't take off.

I might have to wait until christmas, when my new case/parts come in so that I can try that.

Is there anything else I might be able to try in the meantime?
I'm afraid not, as far as I know. You might could try another LiveCD such as Knoppix, but as far as I know the problem is in the kernel keyboard/mouse drivers, and is not distro-specific. Sorry I couldn't be of more help....
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post #8 of 21
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Hey, no worries. You've been plenty of help already.

Oddly enough, I do have knoppix(older version mind you) and it works perfectly well as boot CD.

Tyr13- Thanks, I might try an earlier version. And by play with ubuntu, I mean eventually I'd like to dual boot XP and ubuntu. I think getting ubuntu to work by itself is more important at this point though. lol
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Just remember there are MANY MANY versions of Linux to use. There are just as many ways to find them too.

Time to brush up on my not-so-good Linux skills
    
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lol - You and me both brother.

PS - I'll keep that in mind. Linux's complexity of customization is almost overwhelming, but at the same time SO intriguing
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