RE: [Linux-ia64] keyboard problems with post 2.4.17 kernels on proliant dl590 (itanium)

From: Stephen Mulcahy <>
Date: 2003-05-15 02:38:36
PS2, sorry for the omission. I have tried unplugging and replugging to
no avail. It seems to be something systematic that changed since
2.4.17 because I didn't experience any problems up to then (I haven't
been tracking kernel updates in a while .. serves me right :-)


On Wed, 14 May 2003, Luck, Tony wrote:

LT> > I've been having difficulty compiling a kernel that provides a working
LT> > keyboard from sources newer than 2.4.17 - is this a known problem
LT> > (google sheds no light on things)? I can't see anything in dmesg to
LT> > suggest an error but as soon as elilo hands loads the kernel, I lose
LT> > the ability to input anything through the keyboard.
LT> >
LT> > This is with vanilla kernel sources (2.4.18, 2.4.19 and 2.4.20) +
LT> > official ia64 patches and with debian kernel sources.
LT> USB or PS/2 keyboard?
LT> On PS/2 ... I've had problems on various versions of Linux on my
LT> BigSur where the keyboard doesn't work.  Unplugging and re-plugging
LT> the keyboard (and then typing a few characters) always seems to
LT> unjam it.
LT> On USB ... I often fail to get all the config options right to enable
LT> the keyboard ... but that's a personal problem.
LT> -Tony

   Stephen Mulcahy, Software Engineer, Mission Critical & Proactive Services,
     HP Customer Support R&D, HP, Ballybrit Business Park, Galway, Ireland.

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