Bug 119063 - Compaq laptop USB HID crash at boot. nousb flag does not help
Summary: Compaq laptop USB HID crash at boot. nousb flag does not help
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Version: 1
Hardware: athlon Linux
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Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
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Reported: 2004-03-24 16:31 UTC by 'Dragon' Dave McKee
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-29 20:15:16 UTC
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Description 'Dragon' Dave McKee 2004-03-24 16:31:41 UTC
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.
Actual Results:
See 'Additional Information' for full results. Fine up until that 

Expected Results:
Fedora should have booted into either Gnome, KDE or a console.

Additional information:
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
Unmounting filesystem
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 <<

Comment 1 Thomas Gordon 2004-03-30 23:08:57 UTC
I don't see HID support (hid.ko) in the ramdisk for ppc.  Maybe related?

Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2004-03-31 06:13:44 UTC
hid is built in and not a module so you wouldn't see it in the ramdisk :)

Comment 3 Thomas Gordon 2004-03-31 08:42:00 UTC
in 2.6.4-1.298-ppc:
.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.

Comment 4 David Lawrence 2004-09-29 20:15:16 UTC
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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