Bug 88344 - IBM Trackpoint freezes USB input system
Summary: IBM Trackpoint freezes USB input system
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 8.0
Hardware: athlon
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-09 06:19 UTC by James Cook
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version: FC 2
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2004-07-16 04:38:22 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Portion of /var/log/messages dealing with the failure (4.73 KB, text/plain)
2003-04-09 06:19 UTC, James Cook
no flags Details

Description James Cook 2003-04-09 06:19:08 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312

Description of problem:
When I plug the keyboard into my current RedHat install, the USB ports stop
responding.  I've also attempted to upgrade the installation to RedHat 9 but the
installer stops responding to the keyboard as soon as the Kernel takes over
responsibilities for the keyboard.  I'll attach a copy of the relevant portion
of /var/log/messages.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Plug in the keyboard
2. Watch as all der blinkenlights on the optical mouse turn off
3. ...
4. Profit?
Additional info:

Note that the BIOS can operate the keyboard just fine and Windows (which I'm
using to post the message) can handle the keyboard also.  :(

Comment 1 James Cook 2003-04-09 06:19:56 UTC
Created attachment 91029 [details]
Portion of /var/log/messages dealing with the failure

Comment 2 James Cook 2003-04-09 06:23:31 UTC
Oh, here's a link to the product information on IBM's website:


Comment 3 James Cook 2004-07-16 04:38:22 UTC
As it happens, the 2.6 kernels (such as in FC2) work fine with this
keyboard now.

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