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SubjectRe: 2.4.20-rc3 keyboard & mouse lost in X
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> > > > > I've mentioned it before many times, (since 2.4.20-pre8) so I'll just
> > > > > mention - it still happens.

You didn't CC me in on this reply - although I am subscribed to LKML,
like most subscribers, I don't read every single message on the list,
and could easily have missed your reply - please CC relevant people,
unless they ask you not to. This may be why you didn't get replies
before :-).

> > > > > Going to X mouse and keyboard stop responding.
> > > > >
> > > > > Not a good thing, since most users like using X.
> > > >
> > > > Are you sure it isn't an XF86Config problem? Does 2.4.19 work?
> > >
> > > 2.4.19 works - every 2.4.x works up to 2.4.20pre8. pre8 with ac3
> > > works (what I'm using now). If you look back you'll see I've reported
> > > this for many versions (most of 2.5.4x has the same problem).
> >
> > Try disabling the local APIC, if it is enabled.
>
> This caused the keyboard to work in X.

Good.

> Mouse still not responsive.
> I do get an error message in syslog after starting X now:
>
> Nov 24 17:59:12 Master kernel: keyboard: Timeout - AT keyboard not
> present?(00)
>
> but the keyboard works.

The people I suggest you contact are:

Alan Cox - he will know why disabling the APIC fixed the keyboard
Vojtech Pavlik - he knows all about the input layer code

John.
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