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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: removing device node
as the last event.
(Then when I return from suspend/resume, it says:
Oct 12 13:46:15 dash udev: configured rule in
'/etc/udev/rules.d//50-udev.rules' at line 25 applied, 'event1'
Oct 12 13:46:15 dash udev: creating device node
Oct 12 13:46:24 dash udev: removing device node '/udev/vcs63'
Oct 12 13:46:24 dash udev: removing device node '/udev/vcsa63'
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Happens periodically during typing; no obvious way to reproduce it :-(
Actual Results: n/a
Expected Results: n/a
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
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
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.