Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 7725
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:53 EDT
I am installing Redhat 6.1 on an ALR Revolution SMP pro (dual p-pro). The
system contains a DPT SCSI RAID ctlr (PCI), an Adaptec 2940 scsi ctlr
(PCI), 2 intel etherexpress pro10 ctlrs (PCI), 512 MB memory, SVGA video
card, 2 serial ports. I've downloaded the most current BIOS update from
gateway's web site & flashed it.... The install works without flaw. On
the ensuing reboot I get the message "keyboard timeout " and the console
is unusable. The system will be alive after re-booting and can be
telnet-ed to, yet the console is unusable. Despite all my attempts fooling
around with BIOS settings I cannot get over this. Are there any others out
there with the same problem? Is there any alternate keyboard driver that I
could use? Any other ideas?
On installing of either 6.0 or 6.1 on a system with a ASUS 44BX
mother board I had a similar sounding problem: but I only got
the keyboard tinmeout message once, usually the keyboard
just stopped working. The problem occured after booting when
gpm was run (from rc.d) for console, or when X started knowing
the mouse was a ps/2. I worked around this by using a serial
assigned to kernel
*** Bug 8009 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I've tried to re-install using a serial mouse rather than a bus mouse and get
the same error messages and the console remains unusable due to the keyboard
timeout. Any further thoughts?
I have a similar problem. I'm running RHL 6.0 on a Pentium II 400MHz, FIC VB
601 Mother board (also uses an Intel 440 BX chipset). Keyboard & mouse are
PS-2, both from Genius. Kernel is a custom-compiled 2.2.10. Approximately
every second boot, the login console appears (login:) but keyboard appears
frozen. I tried a custom-compiled 2.2.14 kernel, but I get the same problem. I
don't get any related messages in /var/log/messages, however. Both kernels have
support for Unix89 PTY's.
Is there any way I can diagnose this further to find out what is going on?
Anyone still have this problem in 6.1 or 6.2 ?