I want to install GNOME Ubuntu on my custom built desktop but cannot get my keyboard to work. I am currently only trying the live CD. It works fine in Windows, the BIOS and GRUB but the moment the Ubuntu starts to load the back lights flash a few times and then it stays on but none of the keys work. This lets me to think that some driver starts which doesn't work well with my keyboard. Is it possible to disable it? Use the same driver as GRUB?
On my Lenovo Y50 laptop with GNOME Ubuntu 15.10 it only works when the kayboard is connected during boot. If I plug it in while the laptop is on it doesn't work at all.
The kayboard is the Gamdias Hermes. I have contacted Gamdias regarding the issue but only received a generic "We do not support Linux" reply. I have tried using both 6-key and n-key roll over.
lscpu output from my laptop with only the keyboard connected:
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp. Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 003 Device 002: ID 8087:8008 Intel Corp. Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0cf3:3004 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR3012 Bluetooth 4.0 Bus 001 Device 004: ID 174f:14b8 Syntek Bus 001 Device 009: ID 1b80:b403 Afatech Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
xinput list gave the following:
⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad id=17 [slave pointer (2)] ⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)] ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Power Button id=6 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Video Bus id=7 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Power Button id=8 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Sleep Button id=9 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Video Bus id=10 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Lenovo EasyCamera id=14 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Ideapad extra buttons id=15 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=16 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Kworld GAMDIAS HERMES Gaming Keyboard id=11 [slave keyboard (3)]
Any help would be greatly appreciated! I am so excited to move over to Linux permanently thanks to the recent advances in Linux gaming.