Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 140156
Keyboard does not work in X after up2date to new kernel (2.6.9-1.3_FC2)
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:12:39 EST
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Description of problem:
It had been a while, so I ran up2date which upgraded my (single
processor) kernel from 2.6.8-1.521 to 2.6.9-1.3_FC2. When I chose the
new kernel at the next boot, the keyboard was not working, I couldn't
log in (X mode).
I rebooted (using the mouse), chose the new kernel again, pushed some
keys during startup: the keyboard was working up to the console login
prompt (which appears for a moment at startup). When X started, I
couldn't log in again (nor Ctrl-Alt-1 to console).
When choosing the old kernel (2.6.8-1.521), the keyboard works under X.
Sony Vaio Notebook (GRX316G, corresponds to GRX fivehundred-something
in the US)
Keyboard, Touchpad: PS/2
Version-Release number of selected component:
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Turn computer on
2. Wait until X login screen appears
3. Try to use the keyboard
Actual Results: Keyboard dead. Can't log in, can't Ctrl-Alt switch to
Assigning HIGH as there is no workaround except using an old kernel.
I'm experiencing the exact same behaviour on a Dell Inspiron 1150.
Same here too ... Sony Vaio Z1XSP.
Same (lack of ;-) behaviour with kernel-2.6.9-1.6_FC2.
Is there any other information I can provide which would help to
Turns out that for me this was a misconfigured xorg.conf. Under 2.6.8
my touchpad was bound to /dev/input/event0 which under 2.6.9 was
mapped to the keyboard. See,
Stanislav, are you ok with closing this ?
Yes. Let's blame the kernel :-)