Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 473283
Keyboard not responding
Last modified: 2009-12-18 01:58:46 EST
Description of problem:
Dell Vostro 1710 laptop: Booting stops to ask password for encrypted hard drive (it's the default F10-partition). At this point the laptop's keyboard stops responding. When plugging in an external USB-keyboard, you get an operational keyboard (the external) and booting goes on without other problems. Rebooting the laptop gives a normal boot without laptop's keyboard problems, but booting after shutdown demands again the external keyboard. There were no such problems with Fedora 9.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Booting after shutdown
Actual results: Dead keyboard
Expected results: Working keyboard
Additional info: No such problems with Fedora 9
Taht seems to be kernel problem with initialization of some devices.
Does booting with the kernel option "i8042.nomux=1" help?
Kernel option "i8042.nomux=1" does not help.
I commented out "rhgb quiet" to see what happens, when booting goes on:
At the booting-point
Setting up disk encryption:/dev/sda2
Booting stops to get the password and the keyboard is dead.
But when rebooting, it goes like this:
Setting up disk encryption:/dev/sda2
Password: input: PS/2 Mouse as /devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input6
input: AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint as /devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input7
Here booting stops to get the password and now the keyboard is alive, so I can give the password and the booting goes on without any trouble.
If it matters: With Fedora-9 I had Seagate Momentus 7200.3 SATA -harddisk, but with the Fedora-10 I use OCZ Core Series V2 SATA II Solid State Drive.
P.S. The F10 os-installer did not install irqbalance (the cpu is an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU), I had to install it manually. The Service Configuration -application tells, that this service is enabled but stopped and I can't get it started. What to do?
I am experiencing the same thing on my Dell Vostro 1310 recently upgraded from F9. Touchpad is also dead. Reboot solves both things. Alternative approach is to plug in an external mouse and make the notebook sleep and wake up. However this kicks on only the keyboard.
I've been seeing this on my Dell Inspiron 600m since upgrading from Fedora 9. Oddly, while the applications in X don't respond to the keyboard, using the Ctrl-Alt-Backspace combination to force X to restart brings the keyboard back to life for a short while.
I've the same problem on my Dell Vostro 1510. From time to time, immediately after starting kernel, the keyboard and touchpad stop respoding. (In GRUB keyboard works.)
After reboot (rarely after two) it starts working.
(USB keyboard works.)
Managed to reproduce on: Fedora 10, Ubuntu 8.10 (with distributional kernels).
I also have a Dell Vostro 1510. Upgraded from FC9 to FC10. The problem occurs much more frequently when I boot without the power adapter plugged in.
Created attachment 338024 [details]
dmesg - first boot of the laptop
this is first boot after some time the laptop had been off. Keyboard and touchpad do not work. Interesting part is around line 646.
Created attachment 338025 [details]
dmesg - rebooted laptop
This is dmesg of rebooted laptop. This time kernel finds the input devices and configures them correctly. Again, interesting part is around line 646.
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