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Bug 140156 - Keyboard does not work in X after up2date to new kernel (2.6.9-1.3_FC2)
Keyboard does not work in X after up2date to new kernel (2.6.9-1.3_FC2)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
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Reported: 2004-11-20 05:42 EST by Stanislav Traykov
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:12 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-12-12 07:34:12 EST
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Description Stanislav Traykov 2004-11-20 05:42:04 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:

How reproducible:

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

Additional info:
Assigning HIGH as there is no workaround except using an old kernel.
Comment 1 Gustavo Maciel Dias Vieira 2004-11-20 06:03:26 EST
I'm experiencing the exact same behaviour on a Dell Inspiron 1150.
Module versions:
Comment 2 Miles Sabin 2004-11-20 17:52:15 EST
Same here too ... Sony Vaio Z1XSP.
Comment 3 Miles Sabin 2004-12-04 15:58:43 EST
Same (lack of ;-) behaviour with kernel-2.6.9-1.6_FC2.

Is there any other information I can provide which would help to
resolve this?
Comment 4 Miles Sabin 2004-12-11 14:10:06 EST
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,

Comment 5 Dave Jones 2004-12-11 19:39:45 EST
Stanislav, are you ok with closing this ?
Comment 6 Stanislav Traykov 2004-12-12 07:34:12 EST
Yes. Let's blame the kernel :-)

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