USB keyboard not working when booting first time into persistent mode

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    I had this problem before with a different keyboard:

    USB-keyboard malfunctioning

    It reappears after a live-kernel-update and live-remastering of 16.2 with a Liquorix kernel with these USB-keyboards:
    Cherry M_Board 3.0 and Logitech K120 both with german layout.

    At first boot into persistent root or all mode password setting fails.

    Error message: Authentication token manipulation error …

    Solution: use my old IBM PS/2 keyboard and voilà!

    Seems to be a driver problem with the initrd generated with the Liquorix kernel update.

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    Brian Masinick
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    Usually the Liquorix kernels are pretty good, but there you go! You found an instance where the hardware support for your specific configuration does not recognize that one keyboard – and the proof is that it recognizes the OTHER one, the IBM PS/2 keyboard.

    While we’re on the digression, IBM manufactures, in my opinion, some of the best keyboards, from a feel and response standpoint. I’m sure that there are plenty of good keyboards, but of the common ones seen in typical stuff that you either find at work or in a commodity consumer electronics store, IBM services are among the best.

    Brian Masinick

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    Usually the Liquorix kernels are pretty good, but there you go!

    Because I’m very much convinced of the quality of the Liquorix kernels I started anew a USB-live-installation with a different kernel from Stevo’s repository.

    This time I created the live-USB-drive in one go with these steps:
    – booted the newly generated 16.2 without persistence (german keyboard setting)
    – creating rootfs, rootfs.new and homefs
    – dist-upgrade + installation of (Liquorix-)kernel
    – live-remaster ‘not in /home’
    – Rebooting with ‘persistence all’ and setting safe new passwords
    – live-kernel-updater
    – Reboot

    Result: all of my keyboards now work. But This time I choose the Liquorix-kernel 4.9.22. Don’t know if the kernel-version really matters.

    You found an instance where the hardware support for your specific configuration does not recognize that one keyboard – and the proof is that it recognizes the OTHER one, the IBM PS/2 keyboard.

    All(!) of my keyboards are very common: Logitech K120, Cherry MX-Board 3.0, IBM PS/2 keyboard. Both of the USB-keyboards use the usbhid module checked with ‘usb-devices’. And they have to work. Otherwise the software wouldn’t be acceptable for me.

    Now I would like to know:
    are the above steps optimal for what I wanted to accomplish?

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    anticapitalista
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    Did the default antiX kernel not work for you?

    Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.

    antiX with runit - leaner and meaner.

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    Of course it did. Problem was – seemingly – only Liquorix-kernel related.

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