Re: Keyboard freezing/repeating endlessly
On Thu, 13 Jan 2011 13:56:03 -0800, Joe Riel wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Jan 2011 15:23:09 -0600 Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:
>> >>> "evdev" module is unloaded for no apparent reason but not sure if
>> >>> this a normal/common log.
>> >> To check this, I just restarted the machine and compared the
>> >> Xorg.0.log.old file created with the one following a lockup (and
>> >> subsequent restart). The unloading of evdev appears normal,
>> >> however, what is not in the "normal" restart log are the lines
>> >>> (II) Power Button: Device reopened after 1 attempts.
>> >> ...
>> >>> Device reopened after 1 attempts.
>> >> Any idea what that might indicate?
>> > Those messages appear benign. That is the result of switching to a
>> > virtual terminal and then back to X. That action does not trigger
>> > the keyboard lockup.
>> Interesting. How did you figure that out?
> tail -f /var/log/Xorg.0.log
> then switched to VT1, then back to X (VT7). When I came back to X, I
> could see the log file being updated. My tentative conclusion is that
> that is normal behavior of X. Do you see anything similar?
Yes, I also see those "device reopeded" messages.
I dunno what to suggest, if those errors are "fine" and unrelated to the
problem of the ps/2 keyboard freezing I can only think in two possible
suspects: kernel or xorg.
1/ Start the system with no xorg (console) and leave it so for sometine
to check if the problem is still present (even with no x server).
2/ Review you kernel log, just in case ("cat /var/log/kern.log | grep
If this is something related to X server, as a workaround to avoid
restarting the system when this occurs, you can restart gdm3 service ("/
I would not discard to open a bug report.