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Bug 134925 - RedHat Installer and IBM x455 with USB Keyborad
RedHat Installer and IBM x455 with USB Keyborad
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
ia64 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
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Reported: 2004-10-07 06:11 EDT by Erhan Ekici
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-08 10:20:22 EDT
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Description Erhan Ekici 2004-10-07 06:11:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
I try to install RedHat Enterprise Linux AS 3 Update 3(ia64) on a IBM
x455 (88553RX) machine.

I use a USB Keyboard and USB Mouse because no PS/2 input on x455.

in EFI Diagnostic Menu, 

I tested these options : 

Test USB Functionality 
Test USB Keyboard 
Test USB Mouse

USB Func. test is OK.
USB Keyboard test is OK.

when I changed the one of the test options(I choose PnP test : NO)
and USB mouse test is Ok. 

I look at devices at EFI shell and results are:

Shell : devices -b

88  B  _  _    1  2  1 Generic USB Mouse
89  B  _  _    1  3  1 Generic USB Keyboard
8A  B  _  _    1  2  1 Generic UsB Mouse

Shell : devtree -b
  Ctrl [88]  Generic USB Mouse
	Ctrl [26] Primary Console Input Devices
  Ctrl [89]  Generic USB Keyboard
	Ctrl [26] Primary Console Input Devices
  Ctrl [8A]  Generic USB Mouse
	Ctrl [26] Primary Console Input Devices

Then, I choose CDROM from EFI Shell and elilo starts :

I typed linux text and pressed ENTER.(USB Keyboard was working properly) 
Installation started. But anymore USB mouse and USB Keyboard were not

Anaconda was unable to detect my USB keyboard and USB Mouse. 

I didn't install RedHat Linux AS 3.0 on x455

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL 3 Update 3 (ia64) 

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connect USB Mouse and USB Keyb to x455
2. Insert RHEL AS 3 CD
3. Open EFI Shell and Start Installation

Actual Results:  Same result, no success

Additional info:
Comment 1 Erhan Ekici 2004-10-07 09:13:52 EDT
Additionaly, I used A4 Logitech USB mouse and Microsoft Wheel USB
mouse, but no change in result.

Erhan Ekici
Comment 2 Erhan Ekici 2004-10-08 10:09:49 EDT
The problem was solved. The solution is to use IBM USB Keyboard.

Erhan Ekici
Comment 3 Rik van Riel 2004-10-08 10:20:22 EDT
Thank you for confirming it was a hardware problem.

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