[Bug 1564216] Re: USB keyboard is not working in Ubuntu Xenial installer for Gigabyte MP30-AR0 (APM X-Gene 1)

Ronald Maas ronaldjmaas at gmail.com
Mon May 23 03:04:31 UTC 2016

I tested with latest Xenial arm64 Mini ISO from http://ports.ubuntu.com
arm64/current/images/netboot/mini.iso (dated 20-Apr-2016) and USB
keyboard was not working.

Is there a more recent arm64 ISO available which I can test?

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  USB keyboard is not working in Ubuntu Xenial installer for Gigabyte
  MP30-AR0 (APM X-Gene 1)

Status in debian-installer package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  When I start the Ubuntu Xenial Installer, the USB keyboard is not
  working. The installer was started from UEFI Shell using the command:


  I had to restart the installer using the kernel option
  'console=ttyS0,115200' and then use a serial connection.

  Expected to happen
  Able to use USB keyboard to navigate through installer menus

  What actually happened
  Computer was not responding to any of the keys entered on the USB keyboard

  Gigabyte MP30-AR0 motherboard with APM X-Gene 1 processor flashed with TianoCore UEFI
  Kingston KVR16LE11S8/4HB 16 GB ECC DDR3 DRAM
  HGST Deskstar NAS 6 TB drive
  Logitech USB keyboard

  Ubuntu Xenial Mini ISO downloaded from http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/dists/xenial/main/installer-arm64/current/images/netboot/mini.iso (dated 29-Mar-2016)
  UBoot has been replaced by TianoCore UEFI using the steps described in: https://rwmj.wordpress.com/2016/03/08/gigabyte-mp30-ar0-flashing-uefi/

  USB keyboard was properly working in UEFI before starting the Ubuntu installer
  Both Centos 7.2 and Debian Testing were successfully installed on the system and running stable

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