Bug 135465 - keyboard stops working; udev reports "removing device node '/udev/input/event1'" in syslog
Summary: keyboard stops working; udev reports "removing device node '/udev/input/event...
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel   
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Version: 2
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Dave Jones
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Reported: 2004-10-12 20:58 UTC by John Heidemann
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-16 00:27:47 UTC
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Description John Heidemann 2004-10-12 20:58:27 UTC
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Description of problem:
Periodically the keyboard stops working in X on my laptop.
(The mouse continues to function fine.)
I cannot switch virtual consoles or anything.
Suspending and resuming restores the keyboard successfully.

There is nothing obvious about what I was doing that should
indicate why it stops.

/var/log/messages consistently reports

Oct 12 13:43:52 dash udev[18498]: removing device node

as the last event.

(Then when I return from suspend/resume, it says:

Oct 12 13:46:15 dash udev[18553]: configured rule in
'/etc/udev/rules.d//50-udev.rules' at line 25 applied, 'event1'
becomes 'input/%k'
Oct 12 13:46:15 dash udev[18553]: creating device node
Oct 12 13:46:24 dash udev[18600]: removing device node '/udev/vcs63'
Oct 12 13:46:24 dash udev[18604]: removing device node '/udev/vcsa63'


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Couldn't Reproduce

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Happens periodically during typing; no obvious way to reproduce it :-(

Actual Results:  n/a

Expected Results:  n/a

Additional info:

The problem is severe, requiring reboot or suspend/resume (and s/r is
only possible for me because the battery applet is mouse triggerable).

Unfortunately, with no easy way to reproduce the problem, it will be
tough to fix.

Hardware platform is a Toshiba Portege R100.
The problem happens with both kernel 2.6.5-1.358 and 2.6.8-1.521

Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2004-10-13 08:49:27 UTC
you could do:
# rpm -e udev
as you do not require udev. This will remove the messages in
/var/log/messages, but not your problem.
Your problem may be a bad cable to your keyboard or s.th. like that.
Reassigning to component kernel, but I don't think, that it is a
software bug...

Comment 2 John Heidemann 2004-10-16 00:27:47 UTC
I was able to reproduce the problem while the machine was booting,
so you were correct that this is a hardware problem.
Sorry for bothering you about it.
I'll try to close it out as NOTABUG, if I can.


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