Mandrake 8.2 on HP Pavilion 8770c

Yogesh Shetty
New Member

Mandrake 8.2 on HP Pavilion 8770c


I tried installing Mandrake 8.2 and it does not recognize my usb keyboard. I cannot type in anything during the install nor at logon.. It does recognize the usb mouse.. any ideas ?

Kodjo Agbenu
Honored Contributor

Re: Mandrake 8.2 on HP Pavilion 8770c


USB input devices (keyboard, mouse, joystick) are supported with Linux via 2 drivers :

=> a generic driver named "Input core".
=> a specific driver for each device (keyboard and mouse use HID driver).

I guess the kernel used during Mandrake 8.2 install was not compiled with Input core or HID. Another scenario : they may be compiled as modules, which is probably NOT a good idea for keyboard device.

If you feel comfortable enough with install process, bootable floppies, initial ramdisks and kernel compile process, you can take the Mandrake 8.2 floppy and customize it with your own kernel.
Otherwise, try to contact the Mandrake support line : perhaps some other people had the same problem in the past...

Good luck


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