Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 475299
Boot hangs on Synaptics driver
Last modified: 2013-04-02 00:22:15 EDT
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During boot, the boot process halts at the lines
Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1, fw: 6.3, id: 0x1a0b1, caps: 0xa04713/0x200000
input: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad as /devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input6
Holding down any key (including one like the shift key) allows the boot process to continue. Once it reaches the starting services stage, it's no longer to hold the key.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start system. Remove quiet and rhgb options to show boot output.
Boot process halts at Synaptics initialization and will only continue if a key is held down.
The boot process should continue without holding a key.
This is on an HP dv6500 laptop.
uname -a = Linux alanhlaptop.localdomain 18.104.22.168-117.fc10.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Nov 18 11:58:53 EST 2008 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Output from /proc/bus/input/devices
I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0001 Product=0001 Version=ab41
N: Name="AT Translated Set 2 keyboard"
H: Handlers=kbd event5 rfkill
B: KEY=20000 28 0 0 500402100003 83803078f900d401 feffffdfffefffff ffffffffffffffff
I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=0007 Version=01b1
N: Name="SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad"
H: Handlers=mouse1 event6
B: KEY=6420 70000 0 0 0 0
Same problem for me.
Linux xxx.xxx 22.214.171.124-170.2.35.fc10.i686 #1 SMP Mon Feb 23 13:21:22 EST 2009i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=0008 Version=7321
N: Name="AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint"
H: Handlers=mouse2 event5
B: KEY=420 0 70000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
My "workaround" was: Constantly touching the touchpad,
but pressing down a key also helps.
For me the same is true also when shutting down.
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