Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 9220
keyboard locks up intermittently at install and startup
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:54 EDT
I am trying to upgrade from red hat 5.2 to 6.1. I couldn't upgrade to 6.0
because the mouse detection would lockup my gateway solo laptop. it is a
133mhz, 16 RAM, 800M hd, and is the first model of solo.
now the keyboard locks up at the install in 6.1.
I have partitioned the hard drive into 3 segments. the first is a 16 bit
dos and holds 5 mg of space. I put all of my cdrom drivers in it. so, I
start up into dos w/ cdrom support, go to the d drive, and run
dosutile/autoboot. if I wait more than 5 seconds at the "running
sbin/loader prompt" the keyboard will lock up at the first setup screen.
then I must reboot. if I can get past that, everything works until
reboot. when I reboot, all is well until the "checking for new hardware"
prompt. the reason I know it is this prompt is because I can type on the
screen until this prompt. if I can type after this prompt I am good to
go. if not, then I get to the login screen and cannot type anything.
this seems to be a totally random problem. I have done everything I can
think of to isolate what triggers it and can't figure it out.
I am not a complete linux moron, but, not an expert either. I am a Junior
at Fayetteville State, NC and majoring in comp sci, so I am familier with
whats going on, but in this case I don't have a clue.
Unable to duplicate because of lack of similar hardware availability.