Bug 83548 - The keybord is unavailable during installation
The keybord is unavailable during installation
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: kudzu (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-02-05 10:43 EST by Joerg Anders
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:34 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-02-07 15:33:48 EST
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Description Joerg Anders 2003-02-05 10:43:02 EST
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 10:21:14 EST
If you hit cntl-alt-f2 does it switch to a text command screen?
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2003-02-06 11:53:05 EST
This should be fixed in current trees.
Comment 3 Joerg Anders 2003-02-06 14:01:59 EST
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 15:25:09 EST
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 04:12:54 EST
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 15:24:45 EST
Apparently this is a kernel issue.
Comment 7 Arjan van de Ven 2003-02-07 15:31:20 EST
it's not.
Comment 8 Bill Nottingham 2003-02-07 15:33:48 EST
This should be fixed in current trees.

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