Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 25780
Loss of Mouse buttons and Keyboard after resume on IBM laptops
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:51 EDT
After I resume from suspending my laptop I lose all mouse and keyboard
control on IBM Thinkpad 600X and T21 models.
The same laptops with RH6.2 work fine.
This is problem exists with kernels 2.2.16-X and 2.2.17.
Recompiling 2.2.16-22 with these settings did not help.
# CONFIG_APM_IGNORE_USER_SUSPEND is not set
# CONFIG_APM_RTC_IS_GMT is not set
After I lose control of the system, I am still able to gain access to the
box remotely. There does not seem to be any hung processes from apmscript.
I'm on my third laptop and 12th install. Did I miss something?
I just upgraded from RH6.2 to 7.1 and the behavior is the same.
Take laptop out of dock or remove AC power.
Close the lind or press Fn + F4 to suspend
The console will blank but nothing else will happen. All keyborad/mouse and
display are lost.
I tried this with the stock kernel and also with a rebuilt kerel with the above
I was having a similar problem- not with every resume but sometimes. No keyboard
and mouse clicks acted as if the control key was down (menu appears when
I think this is a conflict between X and gpm. Killing gpm before starting X
seems to fix it.
I found a better workaround. I switched to SUSE 7.1/7.2 and it worked great out
of the Box. Sorry Redhat.
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
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