Subject: Re: offtopic: kbd doesnt respond on 1.4.1/i386
To: nm <>
From: Dave Huang <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/15/1999 18:24:18
On Mon, 15 Nov 1999, nm wrote:
> time) I do not notice anything strange except that when the login:
> appears they keyboard is totally unresponsive :(  It is an AT style
> keyboard port.

I've run into this problem on two AMD 5x86 systems (UMC chipset
motherboard, PCI slots). The PS/2 mouse port probe is locking up the
keyboard controller. The only way around it that I know of is to
recompile the kernel without the "opms" driver (which can be a bit
tricky if the keyboard's broken :)

If you need a new kernel, let me know, and I might be able to whip
something up.

Also, perhaps you might be able to test some changes to the PS/2 mouse
driver that'll hopefully fix this problem?
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