Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 867693
USB keyboard deactivated during LUKS passphrase prompt
Last modified: 2015-04-13 10:59:11 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).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
No passphrase can be given. As a workaround I now switched back to kernel-3.5.6-1.fc17.x86_64
Ability to enter the passphrase.
Using a Lenovo Thinkpad T420 icw a Lenovo Thinkpad USB Keyboard (SK-8855)
This also applies to kernel-3.6.2-4.fc17.x86_64
This also applies to kernel-3.6.3-1.fc17.x86_64
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.
This also applies to kernel-3.6.7-4.fc17.x86_64
This also applies to 3.6.8-2.fc17.x86_64
This still applies to 3.6.11-1.fc17.x86_64
Still applies to 3.6.11-5.fc17.x86_64
This issue still applies to 3.7.4-204.fc18.x86_64 (after upgrade to Fedora 18, using fedup).
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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This bug still happens in F19 with 3.11.10-200.fc19.x86_64 kernel.
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