Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 132504
keyboard does not work after installtion on intel se7505vb2 dual xeon
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:09:37 EST
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Description of problem:
After install the fc3test1 on the Intel se7505vb2 dual xeon machine,
first boot, the keyboard does not work. subsequent boot kudzu report
the AT keyboard has been removed from the system. Keyboard is a
standard ps/2 keyboard attached to the se7505vb2 ps/2 port.
During the kernel boot, it displays something like
i8042.c can not read CTR ...
During installation, keyboard is present. The system also works for
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
boot the system on intel se7505vb2 motherboard with keyboard attached
at ps/2 port.
Actual Results: kudzu reports AT keyboard has been removed from the
Expected Results: AT keyboard should be attached and working
not a kbd bug. i8042.c is a kernel file.
E750x systems have BIOS problems. In the BIOS disable "USB legacy"
support and all should be well. Our newest errata kernels should also
do this automatically for these boards.
Thanks to Alan Cox...
I have set the USB Legacy Support to disabled mode, now the ps/2
keyboard is working...
I, too, can report that disabling USB Legacy Support fixed a very
similar keyboard issue on my system.
Motherboard: Supermicro X5DAL-G with dual Xeon 2.8GHz
Chipset: Intel E7505
Distribution: Fedora Core 3 (not 3 test)
Kernel: 2.6.9-1.667.smp and 2.6.10-1.760_FC3smp (I did not try the
Keyboard: Genuine IBM Modem M PS/2 keyboard
Unlike <a href="show_bug.cgi?id=126168">bug 126168</a>,
<kbd>ACPI=off</kbd> in the kernel argument did not help. And unlike <a
href="show_bug.cgi?id=123851">bug 123851</a>, <kbd>i8042.dumbkbd</kbd>
did not help either; in fact, it generated many spurious characters to
appear on the screen, as if I were holding keys down.
An update has been released for Fedora Core 3 (kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3) which
may contain a fix for your problem. Please update to this new kernel, and
report whether or not it fixes your problem.
If you have updated to Fedora Core 4 since this bug was opened, and the problem
still occurs with the latest updates for that release, please change the version
field of this bug to 'fc4'.
This bug has been automatically closed as part of a mass update.
It had been in NEEDINFO state since July 2005.
If this bug still exists in current errata kernels, please reopen this bug.
There are a large number of inactive bugs in the database, and this is the only
way to purge them.