Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 83548
The keybord is unavailable during installation
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:34:04 EDT
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
The Red Hat users have to learn to use the computer without keyboard.
If I press a key on keyboard (for instance 192.168.10.1 for
network konfiguration) the appropriate signs should appear at screen.
If you hit cntl-alt-f2 does it switch to a text command screen?
This should be fixed in current trees.
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!
If you boot with 'linux text' you will see a text based install interface. Does
you keyboard work then?
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!
Apparently this is a kernel issue.