Fedora 13 usb key failure

JD jd1008 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 17 15:56:44 UTC 2010

On 06/17/2010 08:04 AM, Jack Howarth wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 02:18:33PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
>> O>  At that point, after the installer's vmlinux has been
>>> booted, the keystrokes on the usb keyboard are not
>>> recognized when attempting to select the installation
>>> media check options. This is quite odd because the
>>> same usb keyboard is usable earlier in the installation
>> Odd it may see but not unexpected. Until the kernel loads the BIOS is
>> doing emulation of a PC keyboard via USB. After the kernel USB loads the
>> OS takes over control. If that fails you have a problem.
>>>    Is there any workaround for this (as the Sun workstation
>>> only has usb ports for keyboard and mouse) short of
>>> waiting for Fedora 14?
>> I guess a serial or vnc based network install might be helpful for
>> debugging but hardly useful for production.
>> Try booting with the option "irqpoll" just in case the USB stuff is
>> having interrupt problems.
> Unfortunately, neither irqpoll nor noapic eliminated the non-functional
> usb keyboard at the media check. I did notice that the F11 x86_64
> install seemed to randomly have issues with the keyboard as well in
> the media check but F13 is always failing. I am currently burning F12
> x86_64's install DVD to see if that works any better.
>        Jack
> ps I have two identical Sun W2100Z with the latest 2.5 Phoenix firmware
> with F10 x86_64 installed and both behave the same way so a hardware
> failure is highly unlikely.
I am using usb-based wireless KB and Mouse.
They are both functional during bios, and after
F13 boot - single user, and multi-user.


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