So I started out with Windows XP (SP2). Then I installed Linux (Mandriva, specifically). My wireless keyboard/mouse combo worked perfectly, no need to even configure it. Then I started troubleshooting another PC. All hell broke loose.
Both my keyboard and mouse connect to a wireless "hub" thing, which connects to my PC with two different cables. One is the typical mouse cable, which goes to a PS/2 outlet. The other one (for the keyboard) goes to a USB port, that I've always used along with the USB => PS/2 keyboard adapter. All was doing well until I took out the adapter to check another keyboard.
That all got worked out, except the keyboard never reconnected. I admit I did reconnect it while the computer was on. I later learned that that is a NO-NO.
So it turns out that however much I reconnect it, (with or without the adapter) the keyboard never gets recognized on the hub. However, the mouse works just fine, the keyboard is the only thing that doesn't connect.
But it gets more complicated. I used another keyboard (USB) to see if I could fix it. The only problem is that the backup keyboard only works during the screen where you choose what OS to load. Well, it also works in linux, but that doesn't help fix my problem. So I can only select Windows XP, but not get past the little window where you have to press Ctrl + Alt + Del.
So I plead the experts at BleepingComputer. Help fix one of the two problems; my wireless hub not recognizing my keyboard, or my keyboard not working in XP. Thank you.
EDIT: Forgot to mention all mouse/keyboard paraphernalia is Logitech.
Edited by hpfreak26, 06 January 2008 - 08:09 PM.