Keyboard is dead, can't login
delete.this.part.alex.news at attbi.com
Thu Jan 9 14:23:15 PST 2003
I guess simply writing about a problem helps one think.
In /etc/fstab file I did not replace the *fs-type* for my lfs partition
with the correct type (ext3 in my case).
I find the behavior that resulted from this mistake a bit strange, but
thankfully it now works.
Once again, thank you to everybody who made lfs possible. It is a great
resource. Onwards to blfs!
> Hello All,
> I just ran through the entire lfs 4.0 book. I give my thanks to all the
> people who made it possible. I have learned quite a bit. Unfortunately,
> I'm a Linux newbie, and have hit a big problem that I cannot resolve.
> When I boot my lfs system, everything seems to work and eventually I am
> presented with a login prompt. When I try to type a user name, nothing
> happens. The keyboard is completely dead!
> I tried longing in anyway, thinking perhaps the characters were not
> being echoed to the screen. That didn't work.
> I can ping the lfs machine from my laptop, so at least networking is up.
> I have tried several different configurations from kernel menu
> configuration program.
> 1) Take the defaults - I get the behavior mentioned above
> 2) Go into character devices and try lots of different combinations. If
> I do this, either the keyboard doesn't work, or the machine hangs during
> the boot process after the line "freeing unused kernel memory"
> 3) Use my host's .config file. When I do this, the compile fails in
> some SCSI code.
> 3a) Same as above, but disable SCSI. Now I can type and login, which is
> good, but my eth0 device does not go up! This despite the fact that the
> correct Ethernet card is selected in the menu configuration program.
> Ultimately I don't want to use my hosts .config as I intend to run a
> minimal system as a web server on an old machine.
> I have also tried kernel 2.4.20 with the same results.
> My host is Red Hat 8.0 running kernel 2.4.18. My machine is a Dell 8250
> 2.4 GHz with 1GB of memory and a 120gb IDE hard drive.
> I have searched through the archive to no avail. I have also looked all
> over the Internet. I found several comments like this one:
> but they all seem involve the 2.5 kernel. I had no success adapting the
> solution to my problem.
> Please help! I am stuck. I have rebuilt the kernel 20 times now and
> even re-built every package. Needless to say, I am getting quite
> frustrated. Is there some configuration option to make your keyboard
> work? Any sugestion would be greatly appreciated.
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