I'm sorry that my first post is such a stupid question. I would like to use an external keyboard with my laptop, however the keyboard connects to my laptop via PS/2 -> USB adaptor. Unfortunately, my keyboard is not detected at any stage (NB. the build in laptop keyboard is not affected by this). Never during the boot sequence does the keyboard respond (ie. I cannot interrupt the boot loader to choose a different OS, etc.) so it's definitely not a gnome (for example) issue.
I've seen in some other discussion forums that there may a solution in adding some odd options to the boot loader. Unfortunately, I've lost the post to quote the options.
I've also seen some comments regarding USB legacy option enabled in the BIOS. I'm afraid I can't find whether this option is present in my BIOS. The only USB option I can find is "USB BIOS Support" which is described as allowing a boot from a USB device. My USB mouse seems to be working, however, does this suggest that the option is already enabled, wherever it may be?
On yet some other posts, some has had success by using an adaptor that has two PS/2 connectors for one USB plug. I haven't yet tried this, but perhaps it is worth a try.
Perhaps I should just break down and buy a USB keyboard, but my main goal in asking this question is to learn something more about linux and computers. So any feedback and input would be very much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.