Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 116640
(KEYBOARD)Keyboard not recognized
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:04:42 EST
Description of problem:
At start of installation anaconda trys to recognize the keyboard on
my notebook (EMachines M6805). I get the error message pc_keyb:
controller jammed (0x19)
I also tried linux noprobe but once the screen comes up to test the
media, I cannot procede because it does not recognize the
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Ditto (eMachines M6807). The machine cannot be installed as x86_64.
32-bit kernels work fine.
Message changes on kernel 2.6/x86_64 to:
atkbd.c: Unknown key released (translated set 0, code 0x41 on
stkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes 41 <keycode>' to make it known.
Judging by the error code, it appears that without a user space
override (via setkeycodes), this error is occuring because the atkbd
module is not assigning the proper default scancode table to the
keyboard module (set 0 does not appear to exist in the module, as the
error indicates). Anywho, installing with the added kernel command
line parameter atkbd_set=3 assigns the appropriate scancode/keycode
table to the module, and allows the installer to continue.
I tried the two fixes, but the problem still happens.
I also have error pc_keyb: controller jammed (0x15) and Keyboard
failed self test.
USB keyboards should be better now (added hid to the list of modules
for the installer), for the other part, it's a kernel bug.
*** Bug 117426 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I also have EMachines M6805 and recieve the same error. Also tried
fixes and no luck. I have a different version of Linux installed. Can
I mount the disk and run a program to do the install? Or does the
install have to be initiated from the actual boot autorun? Any other
Not clear to me from the bugzilla info, but just for the record, this
occurs in FC1 (yarrow) as well. I also get (after the "pc_keyb:
pc_keyb: controller jammed (0x19)
twice in a row. That's with using atkbd_set=3 or not. The same
message appears again (twice in a row) just after the serial driver is
Anything else we can try?
Now, in FC3T1, (yes, that's a three) the keyboard is simply completely
unrecognized with the install boot kernel, and as a result is
completely ignored on the eMachines M6805. No diagnostics at all.
still a problem with the final FC3 release & updates ?
no response, assuming fixed.
Ya, you assume that. I've given up on your crappy distribution. Crappy you say?
Yes, first reported: 2/23/2004, still not working 12/07/2004, still not working
Just give up.