Bug 444844 - USB KVM switch crashes install
Summary: USB KVM switch crashes install
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-server
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adam Jackson
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: F9Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-05-01 01:40 UTC by Chris Adams
Modified: 2018-04-11 12:35 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 16:49:00 UTC

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Description Chris Adams 2008-05-01 01:40:28 UTC
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.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2008-05-01 01:48:48 UTC
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)

Comment 2 Chris Adams 2008-05-01 02:06:37 UTC
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.

Comment 3 Chris Adams 2008-05-01 03:32:51 UTC
FYI: Once I get the system installed and running, X does not crash when I unplug
the mouse.

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 10:27:08 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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