Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 142534
gpm locks the keyboard if no mouse is present
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:05 EST
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Description of problem:
The keyboard doesn't work after booting a machine into runlevel 3
with gpm service configured an running and no mouse is connected.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configuring mouse wtih redhat-config-mouse or by hand.
2. Disconnect the mouse.
3. Reboot the machine.
Actual Results: The keyboard doesn't work.
Expected Results: The keyboard should work regardless if a mouse is
connected or not.
It's not really a problem. I do a chkconfig gpm off and throw the
mouse away :-)
Couldn't reproduce using your steps; may be hw specific. Some
systems-- especially those using PS/2 mice-- are less forgiving about
unplugging/plugging in mice without power cycling (rebooting may not
You are right, it's hw specific. Power cycling the server machine
solves the problem.