PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard conflict and lockup

Udo A. Steinberg (sorisor@Hell.WH8.TU-Dresden.De)
Thu, 08 Feb 2001 03:35:00 +0100

Hi Alan et. all

I'm not sure whether this is related to the ominous ps/2 mouse bug
you have been chasing, but this problem is 100% reproducible and
very annoying.

After upgrading my Asus A7V Bios from 1003 to 1005D, gpm no longer
receives any mouse events and the mouse doesn't work in text
consoles. Once I kill gpm and restart gpm -t ps2 the keyboard
locks up.

Logging in remotely and looking at dmesg revealed the following:

keyboard: Timeout - AT keyboard not present?
keyboard: unrecognized scancode (70) - ignored

If I don't kill and restart gpm, but start X, the mouse works
perfectly, but only in X.

Any ideas?

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