Bug 433746 - Fedora 9 Alpha Luks Passphrase entry broken when using USB keyboard
Fedora 9 Alpha Luks Passphrase entry broken when using USB keyboard
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Reported: 2008-02-21 00:40 EST by Jared Robinson
Modified: 2009-07-14 11:42 EDT (History)
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Description Jared Robinson 2008-02-21 00:40:43 EST
Description of problem:

Can't enter LUKS passphrase using USB keyboard unless I unplug it and re-connect
it. PS2 works fine.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible: Always, on my hardware: A Sony Vaio desktop -- about five
years old. 2.4 Ghz & USB 2.0. I'm using an older Microsoft Natural keyboard that
has both a USB connector and a PS2 connector.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 9 Alpha
2. Choose to encrypt disk
3. Reboot with USB keyboard connected
4. At the LUKS passphrase prompt, try entering a password, and press ENTER.
Nothing will happen.
5. Disconnect the USB keyboard, and reconnect it. It will be recognized, and
keyboard will function properly.
Actual results:
USB keyboard is inactive at LUKS passphrase prompt until reconnected

Expected results:
USB keyboard would be active for LUKS passphrase entry.
Comment 1 Till Maas 2008-03-03 16:43:06 EST
I am pretty sure that this is not a bug of cryptsetup. Initscripts is a little
bit closer, but maybe it is a bug in hal or the kernel? I do not know.

Do you see any characters when you type them before the LUKS passphrase prompt
is displayed?
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2008-03-03 20:36:34 EST
This is well before initscripts.
Comment 3 Jared Robinson 2008-03-04 07:34:47 EST
The USB Keyboard works at the GRUB prompt. Keyboard input does not work at any
point during the boot process before or during the LUKS passphrase -- until I
disconnect and reconnect the keyboard, at which point, the following appears on
the console:

usb 4-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
hub 4-1:1.0: USB hub found
hub 3-1:1.0: 3 ports detected
usb 4-1.1: new low speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 3
usb 4-1.1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
input: Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro as
input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.10 Keyboard [Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro] on
input: Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro as
input,hidraw1: USB HID v1.10 Device [Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro] on
Comment 4 Till Maas 2008-03-04 07:56:34 EST
Can you maybe test, e.g. with a LiveCD, at which point without reconnecting the
keyboard it works on the console?
Comment 5 Jared Robinson 2008-03-04 08:05:03 EST
I've inserted the Fedora 8 install CD. When it gets to the 'test the media'
screen, keyboard input does not work.

I've inserted the Fedora 7 Live CD. Keyboard input works immediately after it
loads initrd.img -- at the very beginning of the boot sequence.
Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 01:19:05 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 7 Jeremy Katz 2009-05-05 17:47:35 EDT
Based on comment #5, this looks more like a kernel problem
Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 19:36:28 EDT
This message is a reminder that Fedora 9 is nearing its end of life.
Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
and issuing updates for Fedora 9.  It is Fedora's policy to close all
bug reports from releases that are no longer maintained.  At that time
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Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 11:42:14 EDT
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
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