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Bug 453157 - module usbkb not found in, machine fails to boot
Summary: module usbkb not found in, machine fails to boot
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-27 16:04 UTC by Michael DeHaan
Modified: 2009-07-14 14:20 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 14:20:05 UTC

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Description Michael DeHaan 2008-06-27 16:04:12 UTC
Description of problem:

Booting my machine to a newly updated kernel fails to find module 'usbkb', which
is presumably needed for my KVM device (Belkin Flip model #F1DG102U).  After
failing to load this module, init mentions it cannot find /dev/null.  Rebooting
to kernel fixes the problem.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

1. Install F9
2. update kernel
3. boot kernel w/ substandard Belkin KVM device attached
4. watch it not find the module and not boot
5. profit ?

Actual results:

Can't find 'usbkb' module and doesn't boot (init fails)

Expected results:

Does boot

Additional info:

Comment 1 Chuck Ebbert 2008-06-27 18:36:46 UTC
There is a usbkbd driver in the kernel but it's not recommended to use it and we
have never provided it AFAIK:

config USB_KBD
        tristate "USB HIDBP Keyboard (simple Boot) support"
        depends on USB && INPUT
          Say Y here only if you are absolutely sure that you don't want
          to use the generic HID driver for your USB keyboard and prefer
          to use the keyboard in its limited Boot Protocol mode instead.

          This is almost certainly not what you want.  This is mostly
          useful for embedded applications or simple keyboards.
          To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the
          module will be called usbkbd.

          If even remotely unsure, say N.

Comment 2 Michael DeHaan 2008-06-27 19:34:30 UTC
Oddness.  So why does my one kernel work and not the other?  I don't think I
should have to rebuild a kernel in order to get this device working when it
worked in the previous update, this is a build I got from yum, not a custom
built version.

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-06-10 01:48:43 UTC
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 14:20:05 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
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