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[Bug 1244176] Re: Server 13.10 Install Fails with USB Keyboard (Appears to Hang)


I'm also experiencing the same problem with a USB keyboard on a Dell
Inspiron desktop with Ubuntu Server and netboot install images for 13.10
as well as the latest trusty daily images. The keyboard works fine in
BIOS and Grub but when the install image is booted the keyboard is
disabled after a few seconds (indicator lights turn off, no response to
capslock etc.) just before the Language selection menu is displayed.
Unplugging and re-plugging the keyboard doesn't help either. I plugged
in a USB fan and the USB ports are powered on, but the keyboard doesn't
work. This issue does not happen with the regular Desktop installer,
just with the Server and netboot versions. The motherboard doesn't have
a PS2 port to workaround this problem.

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  Server 13.10 Install Fails with USB Keyboard (Appears to Hang)

Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  A fresh install of Server 13.10 on old hardware fails when a USB
  keyboard is present. The installation succeeds when a PS/2 keyboard is

  The installation appears to hang at the third screen, which is "Select
  Language". The screen does not respond to keyboard or mouse events.

  The issue was experienced independently on HP/Compag  dc5850 with
  Athlon X2 2.3 GHz dual core, 4GB RAM; and DELL Optiplex 755. See
  "Server 13.10 Install Hangs",

  The issue was not present on Server 12.04.3 LTS or 13.04.

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