> Someone said boot parameter irqpoll is the key. > http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=81153&highlight=noapic+usb OK ! That fixed the old keyboard. I can now at least log in from that. The USB ports don't work still, but at least I can now log into the console. Thank you. since I don't have KDE working yet, I don't know if the mouse works.