Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 453157
module usbkb not found in 220.127.116.11-55.fc9.i686, machine fails to boot
Last modified: 2009-07-14 10:20:05 EDT
Description of problem:
Booting my machine to a newly updated kernel fails to find module 'usbkb', which
is presumably needed for my KVM device (Belkin Flip model #F1DG102U). After
failing to load this module, init mentions it cannot find /dev/null. Rebooting
to kernel 18.104.22.168-55 fixes the problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install F9
2. update kernel
3. boot kernel w/ substandard Belkin KVM device attached
4. watch it not find the module and not boot
5. profit ?
Can't find 'usbkb' module and doesn't boot (init fails)
There is a usbkbd driver in the kernel but it's not recommended to use it and we
have never provided it AFAIK:
tristate "USB HIDBP Keyboard (simple Boot) support"
depends on USB && INPUT
Say Y here only if you are absolutely sure that you don't want
to use the generic HID driver for your USB keyboard and prefer
to use the keyboard in its limited Boot Protocol mode instead.
This is almost certainly not what you want. This is mostly
useful for embedded applications or simple keyboards.
To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the
module will be called usbkbd.
If even remotely unsure, say N.
Oddness. So why does my one kernel work and not the other? I don't think I
should have to rebuild a kernel in order to get this device working when it
worked in the previous update, this is a build I got from yum, not a custom
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