Bug 109635 - PS/2 Keyboard failure on login
Summary: PS/2 Keyboard failure on login
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-11-10 14:56 UTC by Simon Goodall
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-11-10 21:46:56 UTC
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Description Simon Goodall 2003-11-10 14:56:02 UTC
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Description of problem:
Maybe not an XFRee86 problem directlty (but closest option!), but the
Fedora installer sets up a PS/2 Mouse when the PS/2 sockets are
available. However having only a PS/2 keyboard becomes a problem. Even
if selecting No Mouse or USB mouse the installer still sets up the
PS/" configuration in the XF86Config file. I was performing an updrage
and it overwrote the previous configuration.

Any way, when the login prompt appears(in text or graphical mode) the
keyboard will not work unless the PS/2 mouse was also plugged in
during startup. This would *really* be a problem if i had no PS/2
mouse to temporatily plugin until i manually editted the XF86Config file.

This has not been a problem on a system that has no PS/2 ports

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
test3 , core 1

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade Fedora core 1 or test3 on a machhine with PS/2 keyboard,
but ps/2 mouse unplugged.
2.Try and log in after install


Actual Results:  Keyboard does not respond

Expected Results:  Keyboard should respond

Additional info:

Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2003-11-10 17:14:02 UTC
Not an XFree86 bug in my eyes, more of a configuration problem.

Reassigning to anaconda as I'm not sure if it is anaconda
or r-c-k et al. that is the best component

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2003-11-10 21:46:56 UTC
This sounds like a hardware problem -- I've done multiple installs
with the PS/2 mouse unplugged and using PS/2 keyboard + mouse and the
reference of the PS/2 mouse in the XF86Config caused no problem. 
Also, we only will write out the ps/2 mouse configuration if it
appears that a ps/2 mouse is present as well so your hardware is
ghosting the ps/2 mouse somehow.

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