atkbd messages filling syslog

Philip Rhoades phil at
Tue Jan 1 16:46:10 UTC 2013


On 2013-01-02 03:35, Gene Czarcinski wrote:
> On 12/31/2012 07:09 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
>> On Thu, 2012-12-27 at 16:45 -0500, Gene Czarcinski wrote:
>>> I have a hard time believe that I am the only person seeing this
>>> problem.  It only occurs with a qemu-kvm virtual guest (F17, F18, 
>>> does
>>> not matter) and running on a F18 virtualization host (with all 
>>> updates
>>> applied).
>>> The problem is that the guest's syslog is filling with messages:
>>>      atkbd serio0: Unknown key pressed (translated set 2, code 0x0 
>>> on
>>> isa0060/serio0)
>>>      Use 'setkeycodes 00 <keycode>' to make it known.
>>> Yes, entering "setkeycode 00 247" makes it go away but this should 
>>> not
>>> be happening and it does not happen with a F17 host.
>>> Has anyone else seen this?
>> Yes, I just never bothered filing a bug as it doesn't bother me that
>> much. I asked kernel team about it, they didn't have any ideas off 
>> the
>> top of their heads. Thanks for  filing the bug - I thought it may be 
>> a
>> dupe, but couldn't find any other.
> Aggravating because I had no idea what was causing it.  Whatever
> caused it has been eliminated with spice-gtk 0.15.3-1 update.

I also have seen this recently when producing a minimal F18 install ISO 
for installing into a XenServer cloud environment - I looked around for 
a solution to the problem but it only showed up on the console (not the 
SSH logins) and even on the console it went away after I installed more 
RPMs for a minimal X setup . .


Philip Rhoades

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