Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 117457
(KEYBOARD)Laptop keyboard locks in text install
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:37 EST
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Description of problem:
When trying to install Fedora Core 1 on a Micron PIII or P4 laptop,
the keyboard locks out as soon as the first console dialog (asking
whether to verify the media) appears.
The same problem occurs with Red Hat 9 in that the keyboard locks
when the first dialog of a text install appears. RH9 could be
installed using a graphical install. Fedora cannot be installed using
a graphical install due to the text based media check dialog.
I saw a bug report suggesting that is is a PS/2 probe issue. I cannot
plug in a PS/2 mouse as suggested as there is no external PS/2 port
on the laptop!
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot Fedora Core 1 from CDROM
2.Hit enter to start graphical install
3.Media check dialog appears and the keyboard is locked out
Actual Results: The keyboard is completely locked out. The only
thing that can be done is to power off.
Expected Results: Should be able to dismiss the dialog using the tab
and enter keys.
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem
The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases,
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/