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[5b10]Keyboard stops working after some seconds on Mac

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:02 am
by wildjohnny

I have an Intel PowerMac here where a HDD is supposed to be damaged. Since I used UBCD on "normal" PCs I wanted to use it here too.
Selecting the appropriate Tool from the first menu works fine but as soon as the software is loaded the keyboard stops working after 1-2 seconds. Quite funny as I can, e.g., select EMM/UMB/no UMB in the menu when I hit the key very fast but if I'm too slow the keyboard is gone. AFTER the menu where I can select which drivers to load the keyboard works fine and then finally freezes/gets disabled when I enter the software. So UBCD is unusable.

Any idea where this might come from and how to fix it? It's a USB keyboard as Macs don't have PS/2-Plugs. Dualcore Xeon with 2.4 GHz and 4 GB RAM.



Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:55 am
by Icecube
Very strange behavior.

Does it only happen with programs that boot the freedos image first?

Maybe it is somehow related with: ... 11423.html.

Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:48 am
by wildjohnny
Thanks for the fast reply. I could not check out yet if it's only happening when freedos image is loaded as the computer was not available to me last week. I think I can try it out this week and give an answer then.

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:23 am
by Icecube
Can you try UBCD50b12 and try the grub4dos menu entry for the program and see if it helps (probably not, but you never know).