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Re: Sarge debian-installer

Emeric Maschino wrote:
> Am I the only one having problems with the RC2 or daily-built Sarge
> debian-installer? It works flawlessly if you choose 2.4 VGA console in
> the install menu, but 2.6 VGA console is an other story.
> On my hp workstation i2000, the only way to install Sarge using a 2.6
> kernel is with a serial console (the keyboard isn't working with 2.6 VGA
> console). Once the base system is installed and I'm asked to reboot, if
> I switch back to a VGA console by removing the line
> append="console=ttyS0,115200n8" from elilo.conf, I'm given a completely
> unusable system since the keyboard is still not responding. Please note
> this is PS/2 keyboard, not a USB device. I already noticed this problem
> 3 months back (see the "Linux kernel 2.6 freezes on my hp workstation
> i2000" post on the www.gelato.org website). The problem is due to the
> fact that the i8042 and AT keyboard supports are compiled as modules and
> are not loaded. I had to boot with a recovery CD to manually add i8042,
> atkbd and psmouse lines in the /etc/modules file to have a usable
> system. Is there a good reason to build the i8042 and keyboard support
> as modules? In this case, why isn't the /etc/modules file automatically
> adjusted?

I don't know why they're modules. The bug in the installer is #283983.

see shy jo

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