I've had that happen, too - a USB keyboard that works fine in the OS, once the drivers are loaded, but won't register an F2 or a Ctrl-G.
Unfortunately, the only fix I currently have is to keep a couple different brands around, and swap them around until I find one that works. Funnily enough, my current one is a Dell, just not the media version.
Thats what I kind of figured Dan. Can you please tell wich brand/type does work with your setup ?
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The bottom says "Dell RT7D50". It is quite compact, and seems to work well. I had an off-brand called DTC, that I couldn't get to work properly.
Are there any other keyboards know to be compatible ?
Please post your working type and brand, I hope to have some alternatives.
I did post my working type and brand - see above
In addition to what Dan_O said, the Intel server configurator tool does list one keyboard for the board you are using,
Keytronic KT800U3 KT800U3 USB Keyboard USB external Input External USB keyboard
hope this helps
In my country both named keyboards seem not available. Hope someone posts a recent logitech or other commonly aquireable keyboard as it seems i'll have to buy one.
But i got it working this morning.
Maybe i'm just impatient because it takes about 30 secs before the keyboard is loaded in efi.
Found it out after another try in a different usb bus than i used before, tapped scroll lock and woohoo the led went on, tried ctrl-del and it resetted nicely.
Then waited a bit after the display went on and f2 was my friend this time.This board reacts slow ... very slow.
Have patience and test with num-lock after 30 secs in the efi boot logo screen.
I have the same problem with my DG33FB motherboard. So far, the only solution I've found is to plug in an old wired keyboard when I want to do something before the OS starts. My Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse simply won't work until Windows starts.