[linux-audio-dev] nohid boot option ?

Dave Phillips dlphillips at woh.rr.com
Wed Dec 27 12:17:39 UTC 2006


My ancient 800 MHz machine has dead PS/2 ports so I plugged my mouse and 
keyboard into its available USB ports. Alas, the keyboard disappears 
after selecting my kernel image (Demudi) in grub. I'm away from the 
machine right now so I don't have the exact text of the error message. 
However, I do recall that it refers to a USB-related IRQ error.

I tried to install the 32-bit version of 64Studio, but the error occurs 
during the configuration process: As soon as I press Enter at the boot 
prompt the keyboard is no longer present to the system. :(

I Googled for some more information regarding the problem and found that 
it is in fact a known issue. However, none of the proposed solutions 
worked for me. I also sent messages to the 64Studio dev list and to Free 
and Daniel, but I've heard nothing back from them or the list (I think 
my email to the list isn't getting there).

One thing does work: Dynebolic includes a nohid boot parameter that does 
the trick ('linux nohid'), so I can still boot into the machine and 
access my data. So, my question is:  What's Dynebolic doing that the 
other distros aren't ? I'd surely like to boot directly into my system, 
and I'd like to install 32-bit 64Studio, but I can't do either until I 
solve this problem.

Any suggestions ?



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