Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 210512
Keyboard does not work. fc6pre
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:45 EST
Description of problem:
During the first boot of FC6 pre, I am unable to use the keyboard to tab from
field to field, to add a time server, or to enter a new user on "Create User".
The keyboard seems to be dead.
Note, earlier during install I was able to use the keyboard.
If I finish first boot without creating a user, the keyboard then works just
fine on the login screen and afterward.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
What ever is in fc6pre
Always on my hardware.
Steps to Reproduce:
Toshiba Tekra S2.
What keyboard layout are you using?
Actually, please upgrade to firstboot-1.4.23-1, rm /etc/sysconfig/firstboot,
reboot and see if it is fixed for you. I believe firstboot-1.4.22-1 was in
FC6pre (rpm -q firstboot to find out) and if so, this is most likely fixed up.
I wasn't able to get that version finished in time for the prerelease.
I am using US English, which I chose during install. The keyboard model is
"Generic 105-key (Intl) PC" this was picked for me.
I installed firstboot-126.96.36.199. The /etc/sysconfig/firstboot file did not exist.
Rebooted. Same results.
However I did notice that if I hit return at any point during the install,
firstboot would go away and I'd be left at the login screen.
Again, once I am at the login screen the keyboard works just fine.
I have this problem too. On the mailinglist I was asked too report it here. So
here we go:
Some infos about the installation:
- Installationmethod: DVD (FC-6-Pre-i386-DVD)
- Changed options in anaconda:
* Keyboardlayout: german with nodeadkeys
* changed partition scheme (no lvm)
* installed grub in /dev/hdb1 (not /dev/hda) and deleted "Other"
* no UTC in clock
* only unchecked "Office & Productivity" in packages
Some infos about my hardware:
- CPU: Athlon XP 2400+
- Mainboard: MSI KT4AV (VIA KT400)
- RAM: 2x512 MB (1x Infineon, 1x TakeMS)
- VGA: MSI Geforce 4 Ti 4200
- Keyboard: A4Tech iKeyWorks Office (KBS-8)
- Monitor: Samtron 76E
During my tests the problem occured every time when booting with the normal
grub.conf (with rhgb). I've installed FC6Pre today 5-8 times (not sure):
No keyboard available in firstboot (cannot even switch to STRG+ALT+F1 to see
some errors). Pressing enter kills firstboot and starts gdm. In gdm keyboard
How the problem could be workarounded:
1. disable rhgb in grub.conf
2. Update to newest rhgb
3. disable selinux for rhgb in system-config-security and reboot (!)
Even when I upgrade to newest rhgb and downgrade it to FC6Pre-Version the
problem disappears. So I think, this is a problem with selinux and rhgb, not
firstboot. I've also had some graphic problems with rhgb and gdm which also
disappeard when using one of the three steps above.
Just two additional notes:
- disc check and sha1sum for dvd are ok
- relabeling the filesystem for selinux don't solve the problem
I believe there were some problems with rhgb, selinux, and X keyboards that were
discovered right before FC6 and hopefully fixed before the release. Please try
again with FC6 final and let me know if this is still happening. I know that's
a pretty lame answer, but I'm not having any luck reproducing this over here and
therefore I don't know what to do about it. Thanks.
Created attachment 138908 [details]
Installation log from anaconda
Created attachment 138909 [details]
(ups. pressed enter too early. please ignore or delete this)
Created attachment 138910 [details]
Installation log from anaconda (syslog)
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Installation log from anaconda (xlog)
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dmesg from first boot
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messages from first boot
Attached the logs from one installation. I don't see anything but perhaps you do.
How I created this logs:
1. Installed FC6Pre (description is in #4)
2. Booted into installation
3. Pressed enter to kill firstboot
4. Logged in gdm into gnome and saved the logs
Seems to be fixed in FC6Final (at least for me).
Works for me too in fc6final. Thanks!
Closing based on previous comments. Hooray.