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SubjectRe: i8042 problem
On Mon, Jul 28, 2003 at 12:07:43PM -0400, Pete Zaitcev wrote:
> > From: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
> > Date: 28 Jul 2003 12:25:05 +0100
>
> > > > So the culprit is the failing of atkbd_probe().
> > > > It does a ATKBD_CMD_GETID, but gets no answer, then a
> > > > ATKBD_CMD_SETLEDS, and that command fails.
> > >
> > > I see the light now. Somehow I imagined that atkbd code does not call
> > > the ->open for the port. Now it all falls into place. Everything works
> > > with a bigger timeout.
> >
> > Unfortunately with this change several people still report failures
>
> I'm afraid it is to be expected. They have to go through the
> motions of setting DEBUG. Unfortunately, it's not all that
> simple. Messages scroll up and since the keyboard is dead,
> they cannot be returned with Shift-PgUp. I used a serial console.
> I think it's more effort most people are prepared to spend.

An USB keyboard can be very helpful in that case. Or a remote login.

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Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs, SuSE CR
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