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I'm not sure if I'm wording this correctly, or if it's even possible, but is there any way to make my keyboard available sooner? I can use it once Ubuntu's purple screen comes up, but I can't use it to get into BIOS. Is there a command or a document that controls this?

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I don't think there is a way to change this, though trying a different keyboard may help. I think wired keyboard usually work better. – Seth Jan 27 '13 at 3:58
@Seth Sorry I forgot to mention that it is indeed a PS/2. I'm pretty sure the rest of the old keyboards I have lying around are PS/2 also, do you think it's worth trying one of those out? – MelodiesonMusic Jan 27 '13 at 22:53
I do think it is worth trying. – Seth Jan 27 '13 at 23:16
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It turns out my keyboard works in two ports, but only one of them will give me access to bios. I inadvertently figured this out by having both keyboards plugged in at the same time. At least that seems to be what happened, either way, thanks a lot for the help.

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Glad you figured it out! – Seth Jan 29 '13 at 5:13

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