Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 119063
Compaq laptop USB HID crash at boot. nousb flag does not help
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:38 EST
System will not boot: various error messages (noted below
in 'additional information') - 1 minute pause whilst initialising USB
HID interface. Use of 'nousb' flag or variants (listed below) appear
to have no effect. I don't really need USB support in linux (I have a
USB scanner I can live happily without), and would be happy with a
temporary fix that disables it entirely.
Every time, regardless of use of nousb flag.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Installed Fedora, used nousb flag
2. Attempt to boot off it; optionally using 'nousb', 'nousb
noauto', 'nousb pci=off' or no appendage to the kernel line in GRUB. -
it makes no difference.
3. System crashes.
See 'Additional Information' for full results. Fine up until that
Fedora should have booted into either Gnome, KDE or a console.
Compaq Evo N1015v (laptop). Known problems with USB support on this
model; attempted to disable with nousb flags, still get USB messages!
Output to Console 1:
Initialising USB controller (usb-ohci) [ OK ]
Mounting USB filesystem [ OK ]
Initialising USB HID interface
>> At this point the system pauses for a minute or so. On the
graphical side the 'determining hostname' message disappears and the
spinner continues to spin.
The system then flips to a black screen with a functional 'X' cursor
[X windows]. Reverting to console 1 yields the following: sadly the
screen depth isn't sufficient to get the full error message...<<
*** An error ouccured during the system file check.
*** Dropping you to a shell; the system will reboot
*** when you leave the shell.
/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit: line 555: /sbin/sulogin: Input/output error
Warnning: Error reading /etc/fstab: Input/output error
mount: can't find / in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
Auto reboot in progress
/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit: line 561: /sbin/reboot: Input/output error
Mounting Local filesystems: [ OK ]
Enabling local filesystem quotas:
execvp: Input/output error [FAILED]
... >> more errors <<
I don't see HID support (hid.ko) in the ramdisk for ppc. Maybe related?
hid is built in and not a module so you wouldn't see it in the ramdisk :)
.config contains CONFIG_USB_HID=m
the file /lib/modules/2.6.4-1.298/kernel/drivers/usb/input/hid.ko
exists and Paul Nasrat's patch for
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=119411 adds it to
should it be built in? this is the pmac_defconfig iirc.
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