The following has be reported by IBM LTC:
USB keyboard does not get initialized on boot
CONTACT PERSON: Aaron Bolding, 8-3510
Hardware Environment: p655
Software Environment: RHEL AS 3 RC 3
Steps to Reproduce:
1. perform network install making sure console is directed to tty0
2. Installer appears on graphical display, but keyboard is inactive (num lock
doesn't even light up)
Can't continue install.
install using graphical console.
The USB keyboard and mouse are recognized and configured by kudzu after the
installed by other means. Once the machine is installed the graphical console
works correctly.This sounds like it's a matter of RedHat not including the USB
drivers in the
default initrd, so they're not loaded and the keyboard is never detected.
I'll pass this along to Service to track with RedHat.Glen/Greg,
Please open RH beta problem and track.. Thanks
------ Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org(prefers email via email@example.com) 2003-09-10 18:05 -------
Why is this being tested for the first time during an RC ?
Possible candidate for update at this point.
------ Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 2003-10-10 15:34 -------
In response to your question, not many people have the USB cards or keyboards to find this sort of
issue and not many machines are equipped to use them. Specifically, the p655 was blocked from
being installed correctly until both ibmsis and netboot issues were resolved. Up to that point the
machine had been tested by swapping in a harddrive and this problem was not seen because
kudzu found and installed the USB drivers automatically under those circumstances.
On the other hand we presently have NO machines that require USB keyboard functionality to get
installed. Most machines that one might use such a console with will also be hooked up to an
HMC that could be used to manage the install. I just filed a bug so that people would be aware
that this will be in issue if we start requireing USB keyboards in the future. Under the
circumstances, I think it will be perfectly adequate to look into this for the update.
------ Additional Comments From email@example.com 2004-01-09 12:08 -------
This was submitted to Red Hat for RHEL3 Update 2.
We need hardware for this to be tested before we include it.
----- Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 2004-02-01 17:01 -------
Here's the update from RH during telecon last week:
No USB keybord option on P655. RH can't test this.
Added USB stuff for JS20 enablement. Verification that this works
from IBM during the testing period would be _extremely_ appreciated.
And note that if it doesn't work, the lack of hardware means that I'm
likely to just pull the plug on it.
What |Removed |Added
------- Additional Comments From email@example.com 2005-04-07 15:50 EDT -------
This appears to have gotten fixed somewhere along the way since the USB keyboards
on the POWER5 machines seem to work ok.
Mass-closing lots of old bugs which are in MODIFIED (and thus presumed to be
fixed). If any of these are still a problem, please reopen or file a new bug
against the release which they're occurring in so they can be properly tracked.