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Bug 88390 - ps/2 keyboard is disabled during install - install impossible
Summary: ps/2 keyboard is disabled during install - install impossible
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-09 17:52 UTC by Scott Dunbar
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
0 users

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:40:46 UTC

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Description Scott Dunbar 2003-04-09 17:52:49 UTC
Description of problem:
On a Dell 350 and a Dell 8250, if you use a PS/2 keyboard it is disabled very
early in the install process making installation impossible.

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

How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to boot from CDROM
2. You can hit enter at the first screen or type "linux text".
3. Once you get to the screen where you are given the option of testing the
CDROM the keyboard is dead.
Actual results:
Keyboard dead

Expected results:
Keyboard working

Additional info:
This is a Dell 350 with 6 USB ports.  Same problem on Dell 8250.  Only
workaround is to use a USB keyboard and mouse.  Both RedHat 8 and RedHat 9
display the problem.

Comment 1 Scott Dunbar 2003-04-09 19:31:24 UTC
Disabling USB from the BIOS allows normal installation.  I can install now so
the priority (for me) is much lower.

Comment 2 Matt Wilson 2003-04-11 20:34:30 UTC
I think this is a kernel issue

Comment 3 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:46 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project ( maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at:

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