Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 444844
USB KVM switch crashes install
Last modified: 2009-07-14 12:49:00 EDT
I'm attempting to install rawhide (2008-04-30) on a computer with a USB keyboard
and mouse connected through a USB KVM switch. If I start the install (get to
the GUI) and then switch the KVM to another computer, the install crashes. I get:
mini-wm: Fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server :1.0.
anaconda: Fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server :1.0.
install exited abnormally [1/1]
and then it halts.
AFAIK my USB KVM switch looks the same as unplugging the USB devices and then
plugging them back in.
Can you try to grab /tmp/X.log and see if there's anything there? (if you add
'nokill' to the kernel command line, your shell won't get killed)
I tried adding nokill, but it still killed my shell. I did do a "tail -f" on
/tmp/X.log, and I didn't see anything (before the tail process was killed anyway).
It does appear to be mouse related (and not KVM related really). I unplugged
the keyboard from the KVM switch and nothing happened; plugged it back in and it
worked. I unplugged the mouse and X died.
FYI: Once I get the system installed and running, X does not crash when I unplug
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