Description of problem:
Since upgrading Fedora 16 from kernel 3.1 to kernel 3.2 (3.2.2-1.fc16.x86_64 specifically), the keyboard is not usable at the boot prompt anymore. It is usable in Grub before and in the console after booting.
The reason seems to be that since Kernel 3.2, the USB device has its own driver to support multiple hid devices from one usb device (hid_logitech_dj) and does not use the regular usbhid anymore:
In /etc/dracut.conf set
and then run
/sbin/dracut -f /boot/initramfs-3.2.2-1.fc16.x86_64.img 3.2.2-1.fc16.x86_64
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Plug in Logitech keyboard with Unifying Receiver
2. Upgrade to Kernel >=3.2
Cannot enter password in initramfs
Keyboard is usable in initramfs
workaround for F16:
add_drivers+=" hid-logitech-dj "
F17/rawhide dracut version has it hardcoded right now.