Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 3750
laptop keyboard does not work
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:50 EDT
I just installed RH6 from the network, but the install went
fine--I skipped X (wanting to configure it later), and when
it rebooted it came up to the login: prompt but does not
accept keyboard input. lilo: and booting single-user will
accept keyboard input. This is on a brand new Toshiba Tecra
Could this have something to do with a mistakenly configured keyboard?
If it is mistakenly configured, it is by the redhat install, all I
have done is install and reboot--and the keyboard doesn't work.
I too have experienced this With my Toshiba Tecra 8000. I just
created a new bootable Red Hat install CD from files that I dl'ed
from a mirror site. The install works well on a IBM 300PL, but the
keyboard does not work after I install using the new CD on my Tecra.
The Red Hat CD that I created contains all of latest updated RPMS
I think that it has to do with the updated modules, and not the
installation. I can install the original RH 6.0 distribution, with no
errors, and the keyboard works fine.
*** Bug 2276 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
It's usually around the httpd server -- and it totally
stops working, though the machine is still okay. I
can't even use the SysRq stuff. Usually wind up
having to power-down if I'm not on the network.
NOTE: The keyboard *usually* works if I load XDM.
NOTE: This is true for both Rawhide and 5.9, but
it worked fine under 5.2 and prior revs. I did a
disk wipe before installing 5.9, so I don't think
it was anything residual from the Rawhide install.
assigned to dledford, Cc:ed Alan on it.
I just ran into this installing RH6 (from a Cheapbytes CD) onto a
friends' Toshiba Satellite 4080CDT. The install went fine (other than
not having a valid X server), but didn't respond to the keyboard when
we got as far as the login: prompt. I'd already booted the system from
a tom's root/boot disk so I knew it worked in some situations. I
rebooted in single user mode and things worked Ok. Following a hunch,
I stopped gpm from coming up by setting MOUSETYPE="none" in
/etc/sysconfig/mouse and that cleared it.
The installer had probed the mouse as being a PS/2 mouse on
/dev/psaux; I don't know whether that's correct or not at the moment,
but it looks like gpm tries to do something with the mouse and/or the
keyboard which causes both to lock up.
------- Additional Comments From 09/23/99 13:23 -------
I also have a T8000, installed RH6 like a charm and...keyboard
locked at the login prompt !
Solution : in /etc/inittab replace the first mingetty by getty
Next have to reconfigure the terminal to be Linux...
Maybe try to have a new version of mingetty and recompile it.
Hope this helps !
Turning off gpm should solve the problem. It's hardware weirdness.