Bug 16977 - gpm locks keyboard if started before keyboard is used
gpm locks keyboard if started before keyboard is used
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: gpm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 2000-08-25 21:51 EDT by Pakin, Scott
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Description Pakin, Scott 2000-08-25 21:51:00 EDT
   Toshiba Portege 7140CT (i686-based laptop)

   Raw Hide 20000811 (kernel 2.2.16-21)

Problem Description:
   I rebooted after finishing the installation of Raw Hide, and found I
   couldn't type anything at the login prompt.  Even ctrl-alt-del was

   After power-cycling, I did an interactive boot, and found the keyboard
   worked fine both during and after that.  I rebooted, doing a
   non-interactive boot, and the keyboard again failed.  I added a script
   to /etc/rc.d/rc3.d that did nothing but input a line and then continue.
   When the script was run before S85gpm, the keyboard was fine.  When the
   script was run after S85gpm, the keyboard was dead.

   I deleted /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S85gpm, and everything works fine.  I can
   even start up gpm after logging in, and all is well.  It seems gpm is
   unhappy if it starts before the keyboard has been used, but is fine
Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-08-29 14:13:40 EDT
does your laptop have a ps/2 type mouse device built in, or usb?

This seems to be endemic to your particular laptop unfortunately, and we don't
have similar problems on other laptops.
Comment 2 Pakin, Scott 2000-08-31 15:26:14 EDT
> ------- Additional comments from pbrown@redhat.com  2000-08-29 14:13 -------
> does your laptop have a ps/2 type mouse device built in, or usb?

It has a PS/2-type mouse device (trackpoint) built in.

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