Bug 83548 - The keybord is unavailable during installation
Summary: The keybord is unavailable during installation
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: kudzu
Version: phoebe
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-05 15:43 UTC by Joerg Anders
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:34 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2003-02-07 20:33:48 UTC

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Description Joerg Anders 2003-02-05 15:43:02 UTC
Description of problem:   
During installation the keyboard is unavailable as soon   
as the installation process starts X11    
The mouse works.   
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):   
How reproducible: I have 15 computers with Board K7 Triton 400/GA-7VA   
Athlon 2200+. At every computer the keyboard is not  
available as soon as the installation 
process sarts X11. BTW: It IS availabel on psyche-8.0!  
Steps to Reproduce:   
1. insert CD-ROM with "phoebe-i386-disc1.iso" 
2. proceed installation process till X11 is started 
3. Press any key --> nothing happens 
Actual results:   
The Red Hat users have to learn to use the computer without keyboard. 
Expected results:   
If I press a key on keyboard (for instance for 
network konfiguration) the appropriate signs should appear at screen. 
Additional info:

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-02-06 15:21:14 UTC
If you hit cntl-alt-f2 does it switch to a text command screen?

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2003-02-06 16:53:05 UTC
This should be fixed in current trees.

Comment 3 Joerg Anders 2003-02-06 19:01:59 UTC
I can hit hit cntl-alt-f2: nothing happens. Even if I press 
cntl-alt-backspace: nothing happens. An nothing happens 
if I press cntl-alt-del. 
BTW: I've forgotten: I use PS2 keyboard and USB mouse. 
I hope the last answer is authoritative! 

Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2003-02-06 20:25:09 UTC
If you boot with 'linux text' you will see a text based install interface. Does
you keyboard work then?

Comment 5 Joerg Anders 2003-02-07 09:12:54 UTC
It dosn't work if I use: linux text 
The installation proceeds and the  
keyboard works till a screen appears "Wilcome to RedHat Linux..." 
And I shall choose "OK" or "Back". But I can't do 
anything because the keyboard has no effect. I can 
press <Return> or <Tab> even crtl+alt+del --> nothing happens! 
Again: I have 15 computers with Board K7 Triton 400/GA-7VA  
and Athlon 2200+. I can choose any of these computers randomly. 
The keyboard has no effect. But note! All works with psyche-8.0. (???) 
Perhaps I can give a hint. There are some related news: 
Perhaps this helps! 

Comment 6 Michael Fulbright 2003-02-07 20:24:45 UTC
Apparently this is a kernel issue.

Comment 7 Arjan van de Ven 2003-02-07 20:31:20 UTC
it's not.

Comment 8 Bill Nottingham 2003-02-07 20:33:48 UTC
This should be fixed in current trees.

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