[ I'm going to followup here, at this point in the thread. I _have_ ]
[ read the followon postings. But, posting here is "simpler". ]
On Sat, 9 Feb 2002 12:45:01 +0100, Peter T. Breuer scribbled:
>>> I just 'completed' RH's Official Boxed (tm) upgrade to RH 7.2 on
>>> my pre-loaded (i.e., I've barely messed with it) RH 6.1 system.
>>> On the re-boot I have no keyboard or mouse.
>>> There's no kbd at the "press control-X for text mode" screen.
>> And it's not a USB keyboard. Gack. Can you boot from the installation CD
>> with "linux rescue", and do a comparison of the installed RPM's to the new
> There's no way of not having a keyboard or mouse. It's a kernel driver
> that has to be compiled IN (psaux). He should boot in single user mode
> (or even with init=/bin/sh - remember to mount -wno remount /, and sync,
> sync, sync before rebooting) in order to stop the standard bootup
> scripts running in order to confirm that the raw kernel leaves him with
> mouse and keyboard access.
Well, you're correct, and I am Rong! As I lay tossing and turning
in bed last night with infuriation -- and with my wife -- I got a
wee little thought: The kbd works up through the massive boot
scrolling, because after the "Welcome To Red Hat linux" + "Press 'I'
to enter interactive startup" text scrolls up, I can use ^S and ^Q
to control the scroll of the messages. So, this morning I fired it
up and when it through up the login window (with the dead kbd and
mouse) I ctl-alt-BACKSPACE'd the sucker. That worked!
Big deal -- it just re-cycled and threw up another login window.
"Groan!", I thought.
BUT, THIS TIME THE KEYBOARD AND MOUSE WORKED!!!
>>> I _can_ boot "linux rescue" with the boot.img I was smart/lucky
>>> enough to put on a floppy before I ever started into this.
> Eh? You mean that's the old kernel? Good. Use it.
No. This one was/is the boot.img from the RH 7.2 CD/images dir.
Of course, it never gets anywhere near XWindows.
I've re-booted the thing several times now. The ctl-alt-BKSP always
'does it' for me. Except - one time - I can swear it booted without
the lockup in XWindows.
So now I have at least a well-enough-functioning system that I can
probably all fix the 'things' (such as this snafu XWindows) that are
awry. For one thing, about once per every 4-5 boots, kudzu pops
up and annouces it is removing my mouse. kudzu also almost always
removes my sound -- and sound is _not_ useable when it _does_ get
But, that's grist for other threads -- and, may well be covered
already. I'll go google up the symptoms.
As for XWindow: Any ideas? I've yet to go to reahat.com and see
if there are any updates/fixes for it. I'll do that -- but I wanted
to reply to the folks here that were nice enough to work with me.
Thanks for your replies. It sure helps when you're all alone
with problems such as these.
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