Bug 117457 - (KEYBOARD)Laptop keyboard locks in text install
(KEYBOARD)Laptop keyboard locks in text install
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-03-04 03:06 EST by Phill Edwards
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-29 16:09:07 EDT
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Description Phill Edwards 2004-03-04 03:06:58 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; 

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!

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How reproducible:

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.

Additional info:
Comment 1 David Lawrence 2004-09-29 16:09:07 EDT
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/

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