Keyboard doesn't work once booted into Live USB

asked 2018-07-12 20:08:38 -0500

amaurer gravatar image

I have a wireless keyboard / mouse combo that worked on my desktop running Fedora 27. Now, trying to install Fedora 28 from scratch, the keyboard and mouse both work during BIOS, and both work during GRUB. However, once the installer loads I cannot click or type -- moving the mouse around with the trackpad works just fine.

I assume there's some boot parameter I can feed to GRUB to get this keyboard and clicks recognized, but I can't find it. Any ideas?

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Just a quick idea, but I'm thinking the drivers that support wireless mice/keyboards may not be in the Live USB version, but may be in the full installed version of F28 (since the Live USB is just about 1GB in size). Try installing it to disk and see if the issue persists.

hello gravatar imagehello ( 2018-07-12 21:06:45 -0500 )edit

@hello Possibly -- I don't actually have a wired mouse / keyboard. So I'll try goofing around with kernel parameters for a bit before sucking it up and buying/borrowing a wired keyboard. Will update.

amaurer gravatar imageamaurer ( 2018-07-12 23:18:18 -0500 )edit

some hardware or brands have some driver issues , check /dev/uinput or some linux distro have /dev/uinput/uinput . some extra rules need to added in /lib/udev/rules.d/ .. try to install a working system in system disk rather than live boot ..

check the manufacturer github or support page to get patches if available, also you can use modprob feature

nisankh gravatar imagenisankh ( 2018-07-13 06:49:46 -0500 )edit