Re: evdev keyboard driver stopped working after upgrading from Kernel 2.6.33-rc8 to 2.6.33 (official release)

From: Zeno Davatz
Date: Thu Mar 04 2010 - 02:22:48 EST

On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 4:33 AM, Mike Galbraith <efault@xxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-03-03 at 21:45 +0100, Zeno Davatz wrote:

>> I am always updating to the latest rc Kernel Release, that Linus shares via Git.
>> I also upgraded to the latest stable kernel version after rc-8, to
>> 2.6.33. But since I am on 2.6.33 my Xorg evdev-Driver stopped working.
>> I can hit any key on the keyboard, but nothing will happen. The mouse
>> and the graphics are just fine and work well.
>> I have an Asus Eeepc 1101HA, with Gentoo and the psb-kmod driver compiled.
>> Xorg starts just fine, does not crash but the keyboard does not react.
>> Everything worked fine on 2.6.33-rc8.
>> Any hints what changed from 2.6.33-rc8 to 2.6.33 stable that made my
>> keyboard stop reacting?
>> Let me know and I will test.
> I don't see any obvious candidates rc8->final.  There's _very_ little
> for input.
> On the bright side, there are only 225 commits, so a bisection should be
> almost painless.  That's probably your best bet for rapid resolution.

Is there a possibility that something changed between rc2 and final,
something that would concern the evdev driver or the keyboard input?
It seems that /dev/input/event5 where the keyboard is found does not
pass anything on to Xorg.

I did not change anything else on my system except upgrading the kernel.

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