Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 5758
Cannot enter input on keyboard in multiuser mode on Toshiba Tecra 8000
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:10:18 EDT
Installed RHL 6.0 (from FTP site) on a Toshiba Tecra 8000
laptop. While installing, we chose the standard (default)
keyboard setting (us), and everything went fine. Then, when
the machine rebooted, _no_ input could be entered with the
Shut machine down (hit power switch), and added an external
PS/2 keyboard. Powered up the machine, but the same problem
occurred. Rebooted and logged in using single-user mode
('linux single'), which allowed us to enter commands with
both the built-in and attached/external PS/2 keyboard.
Obviously, there seems to be a problem on this machine. Any
ideas on fixes that we can run while in single-user mode?
Turn off gpm.
You can do this with 'chkconfig --level 35 gpm off'.
Also, if you boot with 'linux confirm', you should get the option of
choosing whether or not to start ar particular service.