Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 492975
F9: after upgrade to F9, no keyboard and no mouse
Last modified: 2009-07-14 11:54:53 EDT
Description of problem:
Upgraded a kvm-qemu VM from F7 to F9 today. The preupgrade ran without any problems and we got to the final Reboot screen. After reboot the system comes up with no keyboard and no mouse. The only thing that appeared during bootup was:
i8042.c No controller found.
The mouse and keyboard are serial. The mouse setting in xorg.conf has been 'vmmouse' and keyboard is 'kbd' and 'pc105'.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. on F7 run preupgrade to successful end
F9 system boots up with no keyboard and no mouse
F9 system boots with no problems.
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I logged in remotely and ran a 'yum update' and then rebooted.
I now have keyboard but the mouse is still having trouble. When you get the login screen and you put focus in the VM console screen the mouse pointer will move briefly and then it will quickly slow down and eventually stop moving and responding. I can use the keyboard to login but the mouse doesn't work from then on.
I rebooted again and I had good mouse movement in the startup screen and its console but as soon as the login screen appeared the mouse went to the center and would not move. The keyboard still works.
I've done a number of other F9 installs and had some mouse issues with erratic movement but never had a total loss of the mouse like this.
I just plugged in a USB mouse and rebooted and got the exact same behavior. The mouse works through the startup screen and then dies at the login screen.
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