Bug 446501 - Keyboard unavailable during installation from DVD
Keyboard unavailable during installation from DVD
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Reported: 2008-05-14 17:01 EDT by Dave Cross
Modified: 2009-07-14 11:46 EDT (History)
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Description Dave Cross 2008-05-14 17:01:37 EDT
Description of problem:

I downloaded and burnt an installation DVD for Fedora 9. When I boot using this
disk I get the first screen prompting me to press "enter" to install Linux. But
at this point the keyboard is completely unresponsive. I can't press enter and
therefore can't install Linux.

The laptop is a Philips Freevents X51 - which is actually a rebadged Twinhead
Notebook 12D.

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

Fedora 9.

How reproducible:

Boot to installation DVD.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert installation disk 
2. Reboot
3. Try to press enter when prompted
Actual results:

Keyboard unresponsive.

Expected results:

Keyboard works, installation starts.

Additional info:

I've actually hard this problem with Fedora 7 and 8 too. Previously I've worked
round it by using yum to upgrade - but would really like to get to the bottom of
the issue.

I also get the same problem when using Fedora installation disks that I've got
from other sources - like magazine cover disks. Ubuntu disks have worked fine.
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 20:49:37 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bug reports from releases that are no longer maintained.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
this bug will be closed as WONTFIX if it remains open with a Fedora 
'version' of '9'.

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to a later Fedora version prior to Fedora 9's end of life.

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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 11:46:18 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no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of 
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