keyboard problem under X with a different kernel

Frédéric L. W. Meunier lists2006 at
Sun Oct 11 14:50:04 PDT 2009

On Fri, 9 Oct 2009, Dan Nicholson wrote:

> 2009/10/9 Frédéric L. W. Meunier <lists2006 at>:
>> On Fri, 9 Oct 2009, Peter Hutterer wrote:
>>> On Thu, Oct 08, 2009 at 10:14:52PM -0300, Frédéric L. W. Meunier wrote:
>>>> I posted
>>>> at , but
>>>> no answer.
>>>> My keyboard (ABNT2 PS/2) seems to be broken under X with
>>>> After less than an hour, it starts acting crazy. The
>>>> first time, all leds turned off and I couldn't type anything.
>>>> The second time, all leds also turned off, but since it happened
>>>> while I was pressing the Backspace key to delete text, it
>>>> continued deleting, like if the key was pressed.
>>> do you see anything in the log file or in /var/log/messages (or dmesg)?
>>> does unplugging/replugging the keyboard do anything?
>>> does the same thing happen when no X is running?
>> No, there's nothing in the logs. About unplugging, it's a PS/2 keyboard. Can
>> I do that ?
>> And since the mouse works, when I exit X, the keyboard works fine again.
>>>> In both cases, the mouse (USB) still works and I can exit X,
>>>> where the keyboard works. There's nothing in the logs.
>>>> No problem with Is it supposed to be a kernel or X bug
>>>> ?
>>> if it broke by changing the kernel I'd say a kernel bug, but without an
>>> logs
>>> it's hard to tell.
>> I also reported it to the linux-kernel mailing-list, but they're blaming X,
>> because the keyboard works when I quit X -
> How about posting the X log like Peter asked? Nobody can guess what's going on.

It was a kernel bug -

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