no keyboard with 2.6.10 kernels

David Chambers davidc at
Thu Feb 17 00:54:56 UTC 2005

On Tue, 15 Feb 2005 23:35:42 -0500
Gerald Henriksen <ghenriks at> wrote:

> Everything works fine with kernel-2.6.9-1.667
> However all of the 2.6.10 kernels I have tried from devel have given
> the "i8042.c: Can't read CTR while initializing i8042" error during
> the boot process and the keyboard doesn't work.
> Booting with acpi=off solves the problem but given that this is a
> laptop (Dell Inspiron 5150) this seems less than ideal.
> Any ideas?

Try booting with "usb-handoff" - this works for me on a dual xeon with
i7505 chipset and smp kernels: it's worth a go on the laptop.

- David

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