Bug 5758 - Cannot enter input on keyboard in multiuser mode on Toshiba Tecra 8000
Cannot enter input on keyboard in multiuser mode on Toshiba Tecra 8000
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kbdconfig (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 1999-10-09 02:16 EDT by Thomas R. Hall
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:10 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-11-22 12:03:00 EST
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Description Thomas R. Hall 1999-10-09 02:16:54 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
keyboard.

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?
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-10 00:36:59 EDT
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.

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