I just put together a new machine. When I boot into the BIOS, the keyboard works fine. However, as soon as Ubuntu kicks in, the keyboard's power is taken away and I can't type anything. This also happened during the installation process. The only thing of interest that shows up in
lsusb is my Logitech mouse, the rest are just Linux Foundation root hubs.
What's going on here? My keyboard is a CMStorm QuickFire Pro, and is recognized immediately by my laptop (also running Ubuntu 13.04). Any ideas how I can debug this or force Ubuntu to recognize my USB keyboard?
UPDATE: I was also unable to use the keyboard with a 12.04 bootable USB. What gives? I may try more distros later.
UPDATE #2: I have found that generic keyboards work immediately. Is there some kind of driver issue going on here? I found that when booting with the QuickFire Pro in, I get the following error:
Unable to enumerate USB device on port 2
UPDATE #3: After some research, this post implies that the n-key rollover chipset is not supported by Linux. Is this true? Does anyone know of any experimental drivers that I could try before returning this product and finding something different?