Fedora 18 - keyboard and mouse not working during installation

asked 2014-03-17 12:36:49 -0600

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I recently installed Linux Ubuntu 12.04 and since the keyboard and mouse didn't work and I couldn't log in, I tried searching the internet for a solution. There were some, but since I am an absolute Linux beginner it seemed like too much of a hassle to try and do all those things listed. So I downloaded Linux Fedore, made a boot DVD and when I tried to install it I had the same problem again, but this time during installation - the keyboard and mouse are not working. They are both usb keyboard and mouse, coolermaster keyboard and sharkoon mouse (just to give more details if it is necessary).

Now I need to use Linux to do my final thesis for university, and it is essential that I get at least one version of it working.

Can anyone tell me what to do about this issue or recommend a Linux kernel that doesn't have this problem because it is quite urgent for me to get things underway :)


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The current version of Fedora is F20 - you would have had to put in a lot of extra effort to download F18 these days. Is it really F18? If so, please download F20 and try that. F18 isn't supported any more.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-03-17 13:54:35 -0600 )edit

It wasn't a lot of effort, I just searched for linux fedora at torrentz.eu and this was the one with the most seeds. But I will try Fedora 20 then, thank you for the advice.

VP1986 gravatar imageVP1986 ( 2014-03-17 14:47:12 -0600 )edit

Next time start at http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/ :)

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-03-17 23:45:39 -0600 )edit

I have recenly installed fedora 18 and im facing problems with my keyboard abcdefghi klmno rs vwxyz the missing spaces are the keys not working so as an alternative im using screen keyboard a default i too need a solution

ramvoleti gravatar imageramvoleti ( 2014-09-03 03:08:20 -0600 )edit

@ramvoleti - see my advice above. It applies to you too.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-09-03 08:20:14 -0600 )edit