Bug 490227 - Problems booting since kernel vmlinuz-2.6.29-0.215.rc7 on Rawhide
Problems booting since kernel vmlinuz-2.6.29-0.215.rc7 on Rawhide
Status: CLOSED INSUFFICIENT_DATA
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: plymouth (Show other bugs)
rawhide
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2009-03-13 18:17 EDT by Jan Schmidt
Modified: 2009-03-27 06:27 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-03-27 06:27:33 EDT
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Description Jan Schmidt 2009-03-13 18:17:21 EDT
I have an encrypted root, so rhgb asks for the password at startup. 

Since the kernel upgrade mentioned above, the keyboard stops accepting input 1-2 seconds after the password prompt appears, and I can't type more than at most 1-2 characters of my password.

If I disable rhgb, I can see that the password prompt appears and then a moment later, a bunch of logs for loading of USB modules related to keyboard/mouse devices appears. In that case though, the console allows me to type my password.

I suspect it might be a problem with the keyboard modules changing the keyboard to a new device, or switching it to a new mode. The text console copes with it ok and lets me type my password, but rhgb doesn't.
Comment 1 Jan Schmidt 2009-03-27 06:27:33 EDT
This seems to have disappeared again with one of the kernels between 2.6.29-0.215.rc7 and the 2.6.29-0.258.2.3.rc8.git2.fc11.i686.PAE that I have now - I can type my password into the RHGB prompt fine again.

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