Bug 66969 - PS/2 keyboard freezes after some time
PS/2 keyboard freezes after some time
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-06-19 06:37 EDT by Klaus-J. Wolf
Modified: 2008-08-01 12:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:39:41 EDT
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Description Klaus-J. Wolf 2002-06-19 06:37:29 EDT
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Description of problem:
On a noname Computer the PS/2 keyboard freezes (i.e. becomes unusable) after
some time (idle) or after starting X (with X, e.g., it is not possible to switch
virtual consoles anymore).

The proposal (see comment to bug report #66738) of appending "reboot=b" to the
kernel parameters did not change anything.

The problem seems to be specific to RedHat Linux 7.3 (7.2 worked fine).

There seem to be some relations to the gpm mouse daemon - starting gpm also
results in disabled keyboard sometimes, while the mouse itself seems not to work
at all (there is no mouse cursor on the console; with X it could not be tested).

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start X for immediate effect.

Actual Results:  Keybaord becomes unusable (LEDs doesn't show any changes, no
key press appears to be recognized). The machine itself still appears to work.

Additional info:

Pentium System
Board ASUS P2B-S BIOS Rev. 1012
Award BIOS 4.75PG

Comment 1 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:39:41 EDT
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/

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