Severe keyboard problem after upgrading FC1->FC2

Colin Paul Adams colin at
Wed May 19 10:15:49 UTC 2004

>>>>> "Douglas" == Douglas Furlong <douglas.furlong at> writes:

    Douglas> On Wed, 2004-05-19 at 10:05, Colin Paul Adams wrote:
    >> I have just upgraded from FC1 to FC2 this morning.  After
    >> re-booting the system, kudzu prompt screen came up, but no
    >> matter which key I pressed, kudzu was not invoked.
    >> Matters became clearer when I tried to login - there is no
    >> response from the keyboard.
    >> I've tried booting with various kernel options, but nothing I
    >> try seems to get my keyboard back.
    >> I'm now logging on via telnet from my firewall machine. I'm
    >> running a yum update to see if that will fix the problem.  I
    >> get the message:
    >> Error getting file
    >> Yum seems to be continuing, although nothing has appeared in
    >> the log.
    >> If I now run kudzu from the command line, It reports that USB
    >> hub number 2 has been removed from my system. My keyboard is
    >> NOT a USB keyboard, and in any case, it works with GRUB at boot
    >> time.
    >> My mouse IS a USB mouse, but this IS working.
    Douglas> I had a similar problem before, and wasn't sure what the
    Douglas> problem was.

    Douglas> however I found that disabling gpm resolved the problem.

    Douglas> After further investigation, i found that on some
    Douglas> motherboards, if the mouse is set up as a PS2 mouse, but
    Douglas> is in actual fact a USB then this problem occurs.

    Douglas> I resolved it by dissabling gpm (chkconfig --level 345
    Douglas> gpm off), then starting up and configuring the mouse
    Douglas> (redhat-config-mouse service-config-mouse) and making
    Douglas> sure it was USB, then re-enabling gpm every thing worked
    Douglas> fine.

I just tried this - my mouse was set up as a USB mouse, so I don't
think this is my problem (as I said - the mouse works, just not the
I'm going to re-boot now, just in case.
Colin Paul Adams
Preston Lancashire

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