Hi, I’m new to fedora (and linux in general), i tried to install on my laptop fedora on my second drive. So i had windows 11 and fedora. if i just started my laptop up without plugging in my keyboard (zoom75 wireless with LCD module) it work fine and totaly as intended (able to choose which to boot, and login fine on both OS), after selecting the OS plugging in the keyboard doesnt provide any issue. But if i try to start my Laptop with the keyboard plugged in since the start. I just had black screen (can’t even choose the OS). I’m not sure whats causing this to happen as before dual booting it seems fine
Hello @blubub ,
Welcome to !
Did you do the install with the wireless keyboard attached, if not this may be the difference. Your kernel would need the module (drivers) for the devices and if it doesn’t have them the system may hang for a long period when recognizing a new piece of hardware attached. If this is fresh, I would just redo the install with the wireless devices connected from the start.
yes sadly no, i’ve done the install without the keyboard plugged in. can i somehow redo the install without wiping the current data i had? i already moved most of my data and it will be kinda a pain if i need to move it again. Its much better if i can somehow configure some file to make my keyboard to be recognized as keyboard because i suspect it might be because of the lcd module on the keyboard.
It is do-able. You would need to redo the install as usual but when it got to selecting where to install you only format the partitions sysroot, and var so the ones mounted at
/var respectively for reclamation. Leave the
/home partition unselected for reclamation. The
/home mount point still needs to be specified, but do not reclaim it’s space. For the other partitions (
/var) these can be reclaimed. Don’t format the partition that mounts at
/boot/efi also as you will lose the bootloader for Windows. You must do this in either the custom partition manager or the advanced partition manager.
You could also boot up in fedora first and connect your keyboard then change it to your primary/default keyboard. I would try the re-install idea by making an installation in a VM first, and try out the necessary changes from that point in the VM to verify their correctness. ie redo the install with the wireless attached and go through the motion of reinstalling while protecting your user home.
Hem i suppose there is no more solution without reinstalling the fedora?
Well there are. It is basically a configuration problem you face. I was trying to give you “fastest path to bliss”. System Locale and Keyboard Configuration :: Fedora Docs this is where you will need to start. Since it is wireless, you should also make sure it is seen by the system at start up. At startup, with the keyboard plugged in, try logging in with it. If this doesn’t work at that time, then we’ll have to figure out how to get it recognized. The problem is wireless devices which can disconnect/connect randomly are handled by the udev rules I believe. Anyway, try the localctl settings which are command line tools that handle making the changes to your language and keyboard settings for the system.
hem yes so, my keyboard is 3 mode. if i plugged it in using wired mode. Then i will have problem (sorry for the confusion earlier). But this problem only occurs at the start of bootup before selecting which os i want to choose or OS. After selecting fedora, it’s okay to plugged it in again (therefore i can use the keyboard to type my password during login).But yes my problem is making sure it is seen since the start up i think