"Input not supported" on Gateway SX-2841

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A new installation. Everything seemed to go well.
This is Debian 5.0.7 installed from the CD set.
Upon rebooting after the install, a small window appears on the screen,
"Input not supported". Mouse and kbd seem to be dead. Video obviously OK.
Any ideas?

The machine previously had Win7, which worked OK.

Lloyd Rice
lloydrice@frii.com

Re: "Input not supported" on Gateway SX-2841

Lloyd Rice's picture

I'm not sure what you mean by a "live" distribution?
This is a set of 5 CDs, the first of which is bootable.
The CDs were from osdisk.com, identified as being for
x86_64-based systems (including Intel Core 2 Duo).

I believe this is correct for the Gateway SX-2841, but at
this point, I am not certain of anything.

During the install, it asked if I wanted to load any
additional CDs. I told it to read 2, 3 and 4, but CD 5
could not be read. I proceeded, assuming I might not need
whatever is on 5.

I bought the set a few months ago. Perhaps "Squeeze" was not
ready at that time, or perhaps I did not know I was not
getting the latest.

I would certainly be willing to purchase another CD set
if that would help. But I must admit, that it caught me
completely by surprise not to recognize the mouse and KBD.

Re: "Input not supported" on Gateway SX-2841

Lloyd Rice's picture

OK. I understand what you mean by a "live" distribution.
As you may have gathered, it is not a problem that the installation
did not start. I have other computers to use. I can simply try again.

Re: "Input not supported" on Gateway SX-2841

Lloyd Rice's picture

I find doc/manual paragr 3.6.4 to be rather confusing. Does it say
that only legacy-AT is supported, or USB, or both?? In any case,
I tried both. The Gateway has PS-2 connectors, which I assume
qualifies as "legacy-AT". When that failed, I also tried connecting
the KB and mouse through a USB adapter. Still nothing.

Re: "Input not supported" on Gateway SX-2841

Lloyd Rice's picture

Update:
I downloaded the 6.0.1a CD1 iso image from the Debian site
and reran the entire installation. Everything works fine.
so ...
a. There's a problem with the CDs that OSDISC sent me,
b. There was some problem in Lenny that is fixed in Squeeze,
c. It's a big mystery I may never solve.

For now, case closed.