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Bug 145854 - keyboard won't work, i8042.c error at boot
keyboard won't work, i8042.c error at boot
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-01-22 10:54 EST by Gerald Henriksen
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:16 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-10-06 00:31:01 EDT
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Description Gerald Henriksen 2005-01-22 10:54:22 EST
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Description of problem:
Fedora Core 3 with kernel 2.6.9-1.667 works fine, but upgrading to
rawhide the rawhide kernels don't work.  At boot get "i8042.c: can't
read CTR while initializing i8042" error message and keyboard doesn't

Machine is Dell Inspiron 5150 notebook, P4 with Hyperthreading.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot with current rawhide kernel

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Comment 1 Soslan Khubetosv 2005-02-23 08:22:50 EST
Updating bios solve this problem for RHEL4 on SE7505VB2.

Comment 2 Soslan Khubetosv 2005-02-23 11:02:21 EST
BHW this update solve problem whith SMP on my dual xeon mb

I. Before update:
1. Mouse & kb dose't work with SMP kernel;
2. Instead 4 (HT) processors with SMP kernel sytem recognize only 2;
3. Some problem with sata_sil driver for SATALink + HITACHI SATA
(HDS722516VLSA80) devices:
# hdparm -tT /dev/sda
 Timing cached reads:   2288 MB in  2.00 seconds = 1142.46 MB/sec
HDIO_DRIVE_CMD(null) (wait for flush complete) failed: Inappropriate ioctl for
 Timing buffered disk reads:  176 MB in  3.02 seconds =  58.34 MB/sec
HDIO_DRIVE_CMD(null) (wait for flush complete) failed: Inappropriate ioctl for

# hdparm -i /dev/sda
 HDIO_GET_IDENTITY failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device

II. After bios update: Only 1 & 2 problems solved. Change SATA conroller
mode(swith beetwen base & raid mode) coul'd not help.
III. In RH9 all ok with old bios version & old driver(kernel module) sii6512.
Comment 3 Soslan Khubetosv 2005-02-24 20:39:50 EST
Adding HDS722516VLSA80 in sata_sil.c blacklist (with quirk SIL_QUIRK_MOD15WRITE)
doesn't help... Only speed decreased to 28.34 MB/sec approximately...
Comment 4 Gerald Henriksen 2005-03-18 00:46:36 EST
Problem went away with the 2.6.11 based kernels.

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