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Bug 7725 - keyboard timeout
Summary: keyboard timeout
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
QA Contact:
: 8009 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-12-10 12:56 UTC by rsnapp
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2002-12-14 01:50:12 UTC

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Description rsnapp 1999-12-10 12:56:31 UTC
I am installing Redhat 6.1 on an ALR Revolution SMP pro (dual p-pro).  The
system contains a DPT SCSI RAID ctlr (PCI), an Adaptec 2940 scsi ctlr
(PCI), 2 intel etherexpress pro10 ctlrs (PCI), 512 MB memory, SVGA video
card, 2 serial ports. I've downloaded the most current BIOS update from
gateway's web site & flashed it....  The install works without flaw.  On
the ensuing reboot I get the message "keyboard timeout [2]" and the console
is unusable.  The system will be alive after re-booting and can be
telnet-ed to, yet the console is unusable.  Despite all my attempts fooling
around with BIOS settings I cannot get over this.  Are there any others out
there with the same problem? Is there any alternate keyboard driver that I
could use?  Any other ideas?


Comment 1 kinsler 2000-01-13 18:47:59 UTC
On installing of either 6.0 or 6.1 on a system with a ASUS 44BX
mother board I had a similar sounding problem: but I only got
the keyboard tinmeout[2] message once, usually the keyboard
just stopped working.  The problem occured after booting when
gpm was run (from rc.d) for console, or when X started knowing
the mouse was a ps/2.  I worked around this by using a serial
mouse instead.

Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-27 08:36:59 UTC
assigned to kernel

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-06 06:16:59 UTC
*** Bug 8009 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 rsnapp 2000-02-07 18:18:59 UTC
I've tried to re-install using a serial mouse rather than a bus mouse and get
the same error messages and the console remains unusable due to the keyboard
timeout.  Any further thoughts?

Comment 5 Harry Hart 2000-03-29 17:04:59 UTC
I have a similar problem.  I'm running RHL 6.0 on a Pentium II 400MHz, FIC VB
601 Mother board (also uses an Intel 440 BX chipset).  Keyboard & mouse are
PS-2, both from Genius.  Kernel is a custom-compiled 2.2.10.  Approximately
every second boot, the login console appears (login:) but keyboard appears
frozen.  I tried a custom-compiled 2.2.14 kernel, but I get the same problem.  I
don't get any related messages in /var/log/messages, however.  Both kernels have
support for Unix89 PTY's.
Is there any way I can diagnose this further to find out what is going on?

Comment 6 Alan Cox 2000-08-08 17:46:28 UTC
Anyone still have this problem in 6.1 or 6.2 ?

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