Re: PS/2 Keyboard under 2.6.x

From: Mark Knecht
Date: Mon Oct 10 2005 - 20:32:33 EST

On 10/10/05, Robert Crocombe <rwcrocombe@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I have a Microway system based around the Tyan Thunder K8QS Pro
> motherboard (4x Opterons). Under recent versions of 2.6:
> 2.6.12
> 2.6.13
> 2.6.14-rc3-rt13
> the PS/2-connected keyboard becomes unresponsive once the kernel has
> booted (I can use it to select which kernel to boot in grub -- actually,
> it must be present to keep the system from whining and asking me to
> press F1). A USB keyboard works (I am composing this message from the
> affected machine). I attempted using earlier versions of the kernel,
> but they do not compile before 2.6.12, and if you go far enough back
> 'make menuconfig' doesn't work (I found and fixed the minor error that
> was reported, but haven't attempted to build those kernels again).

I just reported this problem on the Gentoo bugzilla a couple of days
ago. Here I have a P4HT machine. I had never turned on SMP to use the
hyperthreading feature. When I turned it on I got exactly the problem
you talk about. When I went back to UMP it worked fine.

My keyboard is a wireless thing that had a little dongle to make it
into ps2. I took that off and used the keyboard as a USB keyboard and
it works fine under SMP.

This was on 2.6.13-gentoo-r3 for me.

- Mark
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