Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 165513
No keyboard or mouse on console with SMP kernel
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:11 EST
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Description of problem:
The system is a Supermicro dual 2.4G XEON workstation with dual ATAPI drives, PS/2 keyboard, and PS/2 mouse. I updated from RH9 to FC4.0 (with some pain), and upon first boot, the SMP kernel OOPS'ed. If I turned on ACPI in the BIOS, the SMP kernel would boot, but I did not have a keyboard or mouse. The upgraded 2.6.12 SMP kernel would at least boot. I can provide additional information including motherboard, etc. tomorrow.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
2.6.11 and 2.6.12 kernels
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Turn on computer
2. Select SMP kernel
3. Try to use the keyboard
Actual Results: no keyboard or mouse
Expected Results: a functioning computer
To be provided upon request
Tried the i8042.nomux kernel option. I still can not boot. Currently I am
using Fedora Core 4 kernel 2.6.12-1.1398_FC4smp.
Bios was version 1.0. I visited the Supermicro site and downloaded/installed
bios 1.3b. Upon reboot, the system now has a keyboard/mouse with SMP kernel!
Issue appeared to be the bios version.
I do recommend that this be added to a FAQ. If others find a similar problem,
upgrading the BIOS could be the solution.