Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 58246
keyboard and mouse hang at boot following install of 7.2
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:24:57 EDT
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Description of problem:
I have installed RedHat Linux 7.2 as provided with the "RedHat Linux 7.2 BIBLE"
book. The mouse and keyword work fine throughout the installation process. At
the end of this process when the system starts its boot into Linux (gui mode),
I am presented with the gui login screen but the mouse and keyboard are both
dead. Neither num-lock or caps-lock toggle the led.
I have tried this several times and these symptoms are consistent. I.e., mouse
and keyboard work fine during install but hang on boot.
I am using a Gateway 2000 computer and keyboard. The mouse is Microsoft version
2.1a. "Neither" are usb.
The Gateway board is: GM430TX 4000205 QGTY4000205-D1
BIOS: American Megatrends, Inc 0AAES035 07/15/95
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot: linux text
Once in the 'text' mode keyboard works find until the 'kudzu' is invoked. Power
to the keyboard is not actually lost, just hung. For example, enter
the /usr/sbin/kudzu commmand but just prior to pressing return set the caps
lock on. Hit return. At some point the keyword will freeze but the caps led
will still be lit. Unable to test the 'mouse' in text mode.
Actual Results: keyboard repeatedly hangs.
This relates to bugs: 55096, 55678 and 55878 with regard to the keyword.
Although, my keyboard is NOT usb. I did not find any related bugs for the mouse
Note: 200 mHz Pentium; not sure what x86
I've encountered this bug for the first time on my Pentium IV desktop system with
Red Hat Linux release 8.0.92 (Phoebe). The problem as described by the reporter
bug is exactly the same as what I'm experiencing now myself.
With Red Hat Linux 8.0 I had no problems on this same system.
I did a fresh install of Phoebe. All CD's are 100% CRC checked.
When Phoebe boots on my system my keyboard works until kudzu does a hardware
probe. When the system had started X and gdm, I cannot log in. I had to press
the power-off button to fix this problem by starting in a different runlevel.
By starting the system in runlevel 2 (not 3) I could disable kudzu with the command
"chkconfig --level 0123456 kudzu off".
When I had done this I can start Phoebe in runlevel 5 again.
My keyboard is a PS/2 type and my mouse a USB type.
I'll be happy to provided more information if needed.
Just for info, this bug seems fixed on my system described above with Phoebe 8.0.94.
I have just tried to instal version 7.2 on my computer P2 -Celeron 366, (can
give motherboard details if required) and exactly the same problem as
originally described occurs
Closing out bugs on older, no longer supported releases. Apologies for any lack
of response. Please attempt to confirm with more recent releases.