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Bug 81686 - usb keyboard "hangs" intermittently
usb keyboard "hangs" intermittently
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Pete Zaitcev
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Reported: 2003-01-12 14:30 EST by Chris Ricker
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:49 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:40:24 EDT
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Description Chris Ricker 2003-01-12 14:30:33 EST
I'm currently on a fully up2date RHL 8.0 system w/ 2 PII CPUs running the
kernel-smp-2.4.18-19.8.0 kernel.

Sometimes, after periods of inactivity, my USB keyboard will be "hung". The LEDs
will blink, and the keyboard will not respond to any key presses. Unplugging and
replugging the keyboard in resets it and makes it responsive again.

Messages displayed while the keyboard is hung:

Jan 12 12:15:20 verdande kernel: usb-uhci.c: interrupt, status 3, frame# 920
Jan 12 12:15:25 verdande kernel: usb-uhci.c: interrupt, status 3, frame# 1864
Jan 12 12:15:30 verdande kernel: usb-uhci.c: interrupt, status 3, frame# 760
Jan 12 12:15:35 verdande kernel: usb-uhci.c: interrupt, status 3, frame# 1704

every 5 seconds

then unplug and replug:

Jan 12 12:15:39 verdande kernel: usb.c: USB disconnect on device 3
Jan 12 12:15:40 verdande kernel: hub.c: USB new device connect on bus1/2, assign
ed device number 4
Jan 12 12:15:40 verdande kernel: input0: USB HID v1.00 Keyboard [QTRONIX USB Key
board and Mouse] on usb1:4.0
Jan 12 12:15:40 verdande kernel: input1: USB HID v1.00 Mouse [QTRONIX USB Keyboa
rd and Mouse] on usb1:4.1
Jan 12 12:15:44 verdande /etc/hotplug/usb.agent: Setup hid for USB product 5c7/2
Jan 12 12:15:44 verdande /etc/hotplug/usb.agent: Setup keybdev mousedev for USB 
product 5c7/2011/110

and it works again, at least until it hangs again.

This isn't specific to this 19.8 kernel -- I saw it with older 8.0 kernels as well.

It only seems to occur when the keyboard is idle for a while and only while in X
(but I tend to always be in X on that system, so that may or may not be
required; similarly, I presume its a kernel problem, but it might be an X
problem since I've only seen it there)

usbview describes the keyboard as:

USB Keyboard and Mouse
Manufacturer: QTRONIX
Speed: 1.5Mb/s (low)
USB Version:  1.00
Device Class: 00(>ifc )
Device Subclass: 00
Device Protocol: 00
Maximum Default Endpoint Size: 8
Number of Configurations: 1
Vendor Id: 05c7
Product Id: 2011
Revision Number:  1.10

Config Number: 1
	Number of Interfaces: 2
	Attributes: a0
	MaxPower Needed:  50mA

	Interface Number: 0
		Name: hid
		Alternate Number: 0
		Class: 03(HID  ) 
		Sub Class: 1
		Protocol: 1
		Number of Endpoints: 1

			Endpoint Address: 81
			Direction: in
			Attribute: 3
			Type: Int.
			Max Packet Size: 8
			Interval: 20ms

	Interface Number: 1
		Name: hid
		Alternate Number: 0
		Class: 03(HID  ) 
		Sub Class: 1
		Protocol: 2
		Number of Endpoints: 1

			Endpoint Address: 82
			Direction: in
			Attribute: 3
			Type: Int.
			Max Packet Size: 3
			Interval: 10ms

I'm using the usb-uhci controller module. This system's USB controller is:

00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
Comment 1 Chris Ricker 2003-01-12 14:46:32 EST
BTW, if it matters, this keyboard has an integrated PS/2 port, but I'm not using
it. The mouse on this system is a serial mouse
Comment 2 Chris Ricker 2003-04-03 09:17:15 EST
Seeing this with kernel-2.4.20-8smp on RHL 9 as well
Comment 3 Pete Zaitcev 2004-01-19 23:36:18 EST
Does Fedora do the same?
Comment 4 Pete Zaitcev 2004-01-19 23:37:01 EST
Dax, what are you doing on cc:? Do you have a reproducer for this?
Comment 5 Dax Kelson 2004-01-19 23:50:22 EST
No, I was just curious.
Comment 6 Chris Ricker 2004-01-20 07:55:28 EST
alphas & betas up to the release of Fedora Core 1 did (Aug / Sep / Oct
kernel releases)

I've not tried any of the most recent Fedora kernels since I moved
cross-country in November and that machine hasn't (yet). It should be
getting here at the end of this month, though, so I'll update then....
Comment 7 Pete Zaitcev 2004-04-19 12:08:52 EDT
Please retry with either FC1 or FC2 Test releases (2.6 kernel).

Normally these symptoms point to BIOS trying to emulate
legacy keyboard under our feet though, so I don't think
I can do anything. But let's not discount a possible SMP
Comment 8 Chris Ricker 2004-04-19 16:37:45 EDT
Still does it with FC1 (2179 kernel)
Comment 9 Pete Zaitcev 2004-04-19 18:52:35 EDT
Have you tried a different keyboard? Trying to split hid off uhci here.
Comment 10 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:40:24 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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