Re: 2.6.6-mm2 : Hitting Num Lock kills keyboard

From: Eric Valette
Date: Thu May 13 2004 - 17:03:20 EST

Andrew Morton wrote:
Eric Valette <eric.valette@xxxxxxx> wrote:

Eric Valette wrote:


I tested 2.6.6-mm2 this afternoon and twice I totally lost my keyboard.

Well, I can reproduce it at will : I just need to hit the numlock key and keyboard is frozen.

Could you please do

patch -p1 -R -i bk-input.patch

Yes it fixes it. Thanks for the quick answer and sorry for the delay...

In the thread, other have reported the same problem with the Caps Lock key. Both keys have at least three things in common :
1) They do no echo any character,
2) They modify the interpretation of the next key pressed (change a keyboard status),
3) They light up a led on the keyboard,

As the input handling logic has changed (if I remember correctly), the new logic (locking, signaling) must be wrong for those keys...

Thanks for the quic way to reverse the faulty patch. Can now peacefully wait for the real fixe :-)

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