Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57450
(USB KEYBOARD)dead keyboard after kernel upgrade
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:51 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.2-2 i686)
Description of problem:
Please refer to Service Request #195322 for info.
I've upgrade my 2.4.2-2 kernel to version 2.4.9-12 using Update Agent
Installation was successful. Now my keyboard is dead. I tried both
and 3. The backup version still runs properly. My PC is a Compaq 5WV394
with a 1GHZ AMD processor and a US Int'l keyboard. I can run kbdconfig in
2.4.2-2 but no change.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select 'Linux' in Lilo in stead of 'Linux bak'.
Actual Results: Normal startup, except 'Initializing USB HID Interface'
takes much longer in 2.4.9-12. KDE starts. I cannot enter my userid and
If the USB keyboard doesn't work with the new kernel, that's most likely a
problem with the driver in the kernel.
Is this a USB keyboard ?
No, it is not a USB keyboard.
I have to correct myself...
During startup I see: Initializing USB keyboard [OK]
So it apparantly is a USB keyboard.
Sorry about the confusion.
During startup of version 2.4.2-2 there seem to be IRQ conflicts.
How can I check this to be sure?
This looks like a duplicate of Bug #55878.
The bad news (for me) is that it is made entirely by
my fix to other bug, and we cannot easily undo it.
Arjan, I don't mind if you dup this one.
I agree to set it to duplicate. I'm now using a PS/2 keyboard and it's working
I tried the workaraound suggested by Michael Fischer in bug 55878:
add to /etc/rc.d/rc.local:
It did not work for my Compaq keyboard.
I was asked to update my service request 195322. The Ticket Manager seems
unavailable to me. I assume my 60 days of support are over.
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem
The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases,
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/