I have a Dell Inspiron 3200 with an external KB.
#1) Why Does the Keyboard go into an infinite repeat loop ?
This can't be a new bug, but I don't see it anywhere.
Of course if people would start using subjects that say something more
than just "install problem" it would help. Maybe someone can re-label
the subjects to be more meaningful to avoid repetitive entries or
Anyhow, It's not the repeat rate because it doesn't stop repeating once a
key is pressed.....
#2) When I remove the external KB, and reboot, the laptop KB is not
responsive at all.
Key Note: By chance I wanted to see what would happen if I put the laptop
into suspend mode and re-activated it. And this seems to fix the
Keyboard??? Of course nobody wants to do this!
This begins in text, text expert, or expert, installation modes. If I do
a graphical install as a test, I'll get to the login: prompt in a similar
state. Repeating keys from Hell, or no response.
I have an inspiron 3000 which exhibits the same problem intermittently. I have
a theory as to the likely source of the problem, but have not had time to try
the workaround. If you are so inclined, try removing kudzu, which involves
automatic detection of hardware. Try
rpm --erase kudzu
if you feel like being a guinnea pig
Thanks for the hint, and the problem has 2 characteristics:
1.) If you have an external keyboard you can forget even trying to install!!!
It is not intermittent--it is a show-stopper. However by experimentation,
I determined, if you put the laptop into suspend mode, you can pull it out
and the keyboard will behave normally.
2.) Without an external keyboard it Intermittently goes into the same mode.
#2 is where I currently sit with rev 6.1, I can't use an external keyboard.
The bigger disappointment is bug 7272.
I am experiecing the same problem(s) with a KIWI 810 (MITAC 5033) notebook.
This sounds like a hardware issue with your particular machine, as there are
reports on the Linux Laptop page that these machines work with Linux.