Bug 57587 - kernel-2.4.9-13 hangs on keyboardless pc
kernel-2.4.9-13 hangs on keyboardless pc
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-12-16 19:41 EST by Carlos Paz
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2003-06-07 19:47:39 EDT
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Description Carlos Paz 2001-12-16 19:41:23 EST
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Description of problem:
The latest released kernel hangs on boot when the pc doesn't have a 
keyboard attached, previous kernel boots ok.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. setup the pc to boot without a keyboard
2. upgrade to the latest kernel


Actual Results:  Upgraded to the latest kernel

Expected Results:  Boot without problems

Additional info:

Intel 815EEA2
Pentium III 1GHz

kernel-2.4.7-10 boots fine.
Comment 1 Eric Harrison 2001-12-30 20:45:48 EST
Repeatable on systems with USB keyboards
Comment 2 Eric Harrison 2001-12-30 20:56:30 EST
Seems to be APM related. Appending "apm=off" to the boot prompt allows system to
boot. Lockups happen right after "mxt_scan_bios: enter".
Comment 3 Marcel 2002-05-14 11:43:58 EDT
Occurs in the 7.3 (2.4.18-3,4) kernels also.
Comment 4 Ben Greear 2002-05-30 02:41:39 EDT
Occurs on various P-III motherboards (Intel & Tyan).

Also occurs on various kernels, including stock kernels
from kernel.org.
Comment 5 StK 2002-10-17 04:51:20 EDT
Solved in 2.4.18-14 from RH 8.0
Comment 6 StK 2002-10-17 04:57:53 EDT
PS: And no problem with 2.4.7-10
from RH 7.2
But the "apm=off" helps! thanks!
Comment 7 StK 2002-10-17 06:37:30 EDT
Since my last message, a new ERRATA Kernel is available.

2.4.18-17.7.x for solves the problem under RH 7.2 and 7.3

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