Bug 439028 - Kernel hangs trying to detect PS/2 ports
Summary: Kernel hangs trying to detect PS/2 ports
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel   
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Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-03-26 16:08 UTC by jim tate
Modified: 2018-04-11 06:46 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 15:43:14 UTC
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Description jim tate 2008-03-26 16:08:47 UTC
Fedora 9 Beta Live KDE.
At bootup a Everex Cloudbook Laptop locks up at;

"input: Macintosh mouse button emulation as /devices/virtual/input/input0
PNP: No PS/2 controller found. Probing ports directly."

And there it hangs.
This Laptop has no problems of detecting mouse on Fedora 8 .
This laptop does not have a PS/2 controller, if you want a external mouse you
have to plug into USB.

Comment 1 Kevin Fenzi 2008-03-26 17:48:20 UTC
This looks like a xorg-x11-drv-mouse problem, not the mousepad editor. ;) 

Reassigning for you... 

Comment 2 Matěj Cepl 2008-03-27 16:27:01 UTC
Thanks for the bug report.  We have reviewed the information you have provided
above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful
in our diagnosis of this issue.

Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log
file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file
attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.

Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever and
let X11 autodetect your display and video card? Attach to this bug
/var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt as well, please.

We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.

Thanks in advance.

Comment 3 jim tate 2008-03-27 17:05:52 UTC
How can I produce those two files , /etc/X11/xorg.conf /var/log/Xorg.*.log
I can only run from a F9-Beta-Live-Cd  and it locks up when getting to mouse
To get these two files, is there a way I can pass to kernel a command to allow
me get by this detection.
On this Laptop I can only run X in the Vesa mode, there are no Linux drivers
for a Via Tech. VGA CX700M2 chipset. 

Comment 4 jim tate 2008-03-27 17:10:00 UTC
I can send you copies of /etc/X11/xorg.conf /var/log/Xorg from a Fedora 8 install,
Will that help ??

Jim Tate

Comment 5 jim tate 2008-03-27 17:17:30 UTC
I know have Mephis Linux installed on this laptop, but I really want Fedora on
it, would the /etc/X11/xorg.conf /var/log/Xorg files from Mepis Linux help ?


Comment 6 Matěj Cepl 2008-03-27 17:41:09 UTC
No, thanks for the offer, but Mepis/Fedora 8 logs are of no use to us.

However, I was reminded, that actually these messages are probably not coming
from X, but from kernel itself.


Comment 7 Chuck Ebbert 2008-04-03 04:03:44 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> Fedora 9 Beta Live KDE.
> At bootup a Everex Cloudbook Laptop locks up at;
> "input: Macintosh mouse button emulation as /devices/virtual/input/input0
> PNP: No PS/2 controller found. Probing ports directly."
> And there it hangs.
> This Laptop has no problems of detecting mouse on Fedora 8 .

What do the boot messages look like from a 2.6.24 kernel? Please attach them.

Comment 8 jim tate 2008-04-03 14:29:17 UTC
Will , I couldn't get into /var/log/messages because it was locking up and I was
using the the FC9-Beta-Live CD.
from what I could see from the boot process it was only trying to detect a PS/2
controller and then it just sat there locked up

Comment 9 jim tate 2008-04-03 14:32:59 UTC
I forgot to mention , this laptop, Everex CloudBook doesn't have a PS/2
controller it's all USB.

Comment 10 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 06:53:34 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 12 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 15:43:14 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
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