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SubjectRe: 2.6 kernel won't reboot on AMD system - 8042 problem?
On Sun, Aug 08, 2004 at 10:05:14AM -0500, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> On Sunday 08 August 2004 07:18 am, Sascha Wilde wrote:
> >
> > I just did some further testing, the problem here is exactly the same
> > as Davids. And thinking about the exact point of failure and that
> > Davids reboot problem is related to the keyboard being attached or not
> > I realized what causes the problems for me:
> >
> > I have a keyboard attached to the PS/2 port, but my mouse is attached
> > to USB. So I pluged in a PS/2 mouse, and guess what? The box
> > rebooted!
> >
> > Well, this is by no means a solution, but I think it's pretty clear
> > now, what exactly causes the trouble. Now we have to find out, why
> > the i8042 code in 2.6.x breaks things on sertain hardware when there
> > are not devices present in all ports, while in 2.4.x everything went
> > well...
> >
> You could also try out the following scenario: remove your USB mouse and
> _do not_ plug PS/2 one... What you might be seeing is another case of USB
> Legacy emulation thingy getting in your way.

Just tried it, but I can't see anything special -- keyboard works and
the box hangs on reboot, everything as usual...

Sascha Wilde
"Gimme about 10 seconds to think for a minute..."
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