[Comm-en] ALT Linux's Junior 2.2 Keyboard Lockup

Michael Shigorin mike at osdn.org.ua
Sun Jul 25 12:31:02 MSD 2004

On Sat, Jul 24, 2004 at 11:07:03AM -0700, Matthew Cuddy wrote:
> The mouse still worked, allowing me to select a user, but the
> keyboard didn't work, so I couldn't log in. 

Seen the message that gpm may cause such behaviour facing mouse
problems.  While I can't recall objective reasons for that other
than serial mouse and a PS/2 keyboard _with_ a faulty PS/2
controller which will freeze the keyboard when trying to access
absent PS/2 mouse (it's not uncommon hardware glitch), this may

* boot into single mode (add "single" to "linux-up" line in
* after logging in with your root password, enter:

	chkconfig gpm off
  or even (if you don't use mouse in console mode):

	rpm -e gpm

* type "exit" to get into normal runlevel.

 ---- WBR, Michael Shigorin <mike at altlinux.ru>
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