Bug 867693 - USB keyboard deactivated during LUKS passphrase prompt [NEEDINFO]
USB keyboard deactivated during LUKS passphrase prompt
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel-module-thinkpad (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Jason Carpenter
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-10-18 01:53 EDT by rob
Modified: 2015-04-13 10:59 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2014-02-05 07:37:27 EST
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Description rob 2012-10-18 01:53:30 EDT
Description of problem:
When trying to boot the kernel-3.6.1-1.fc17.x86_64 my usb keyboard is deactivated during the LUKS passphrase prompt. No passphrase can be given. The keyboard was available in Grub to select a Kernel and it works after F17 is done booting.

The usb keyboard worked (during the LUKS passphrase prompt) in all previous versions (up to kernel-3.5.6-1.fc17.x86_64).

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Laptop
2. Select kernel-3.6.1-1.fc17.x86_64 at Grub selection screen
3. Try to enter the required LUKS passphrase
Actual results:
No passphrase can be given. As a workaround I now switched back to kernel-3.5.6-1.fc17.x86_64  

Expected results:
Ability to enter the passphrase.

Additional info:
Using a Lenovo Thinkpad T420 icw a Lenovo Thinkpad USB Keyboard (SK-8855)
Comment 1 rob 2012-10-22 05:41:38 EDT
This also applies to kernel-3.6.2-4.fc17.x86_64
Comment 2 rob 2012-10-30 02:38:39 EDT
This also applies to kernel-3.6.3-1.fc17.x86_64
Comment 3 rob 2012-11-09 02:57:43 EST
This also applies to kernel-3.6.5-1.fc17.x86_64

I noticed that this issue does not occur icw a similar keyboard which is the: IBM Thinkpad USB Keyboard (SK-8845). In both cases I am using the exact same USB port.

Note: The IBM version of this keyboard is much older than the Lenovo one.

I hope this additional information helps to determine the root cause of this issue.
Comment 4 rob 2012-11-26 03:09:19 EST
This also applies to kernel-3.6.7-4.fc17.x86_64
Comment 5 rob 2012-12-03 06:36:08 EST
This also applies to 3.6.8-2.fc17.x86_64
Comment 6 rob 2013-01-07 08:46:39 EST
This still applies to 3.6.11-1.fc17.x86_64
Comment 7 rob 2013-01-21 01:44:05 EST
Still applies to 3.6.11-5.fc17.x86_64
Comment 8 rob 2013-01-31 02:56:10 EST
This issue still applies to 3.7.4-204.fc18.x86_64 (after upgrade to Fedora 18, using fedup).
Comment 9 Jacobo Aragunde 2013-09-19 04:15:56 EDT
I have the same issue with a SK-8855 keyboard, using F19 with any of the kernel versions it provides (currently 3.10.11).

I have also noticed that other external keyboards don't have this problem (I've tried several makes and models).
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Comment 11 Jacobo Aragunde 2013-12-22 06:26:18 EST
This bug still happens in F19 with 3.11.10-200.fc19.x86_64 kernel.
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