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    SubjectRe: keyboard lockups on Compaq
    >I've got several Compaq Deskpro EP's that don't seem to like Linux.
    >After doing the RedHat install, which worked fine, there's about a
    >50-50 chance that when the machine reboots the keyboard will not be

    Same problem here, with the same Compaq model. It seems to be the
    keyboard reset code that needs a "full reset" rather than the
    more limited setup normally done by the kernel.

    In the 2.1 kernels, there is a "kbd-reset" boot parameter you can
    use. With 2.0, you'll need to change drivers/char/keyboard.c and
    remove the "#ifndef __i386__" / "#endif" surrounding the definitions
    for the keyboard reset (it's right near the beginning of the file).

    That seems to cure the problem for me.

    Henrik Storner | "testing? What's that? If it compiles, it is good,
    | if it boots up it is perfect."
    | Linus Torvalds

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