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Re: random keystrokes ignored on console

On Sat, 2007.12.15 21:54, Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 15, 2007 at 03:46:09PM -0600, Owen Heisler wrote:
> > On Wed, 2007.12.05 10:14, Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
> > > On Tue, Dec 04, 2007 at 07:51:30PM -0600, Owen Heisler wrote:
> > > > I don't know whether the hardware errors are related, but I'm beginning to not 
> > > > trust the PCDoctor software included on the ThinkPad Rescue & Recovery media.  
> > > > It doesn't include any more information than what is in this message (unless 
> > > > I'm missing something).  Linux isn't complaining about any hardware and 
> > > > everything seems to work.
> > > 
> > > I know that some IBMs come with nice software for user's to run, but
> > > usually there's a bios-based advanced diagnostics.  If you get the
> > > service manual from IBM's website, you'll probably find the magic
> > > keystrokes (try holding down F1 while you power on) to get into the
> > > advanced diagnostics.  If there is a hardware fault, it will give you
> > > an FRU number which you then look up in the service manual and it tells
> > > you what it is and what to do.  Its usally quite detailed.
> > 
> > I've been through the BIOS, but there are no diagnostics available there.
> I forgot, once you've got the regular BIOS diagnostics section, Ctrl-A
> or something will get you more advanced stuff.

The only thing in the BIOS here is a hard drive diagnostics utility.  It says 
there that if you need more information to use software from Lenovo's site.

> Its been a while.  What is the problem you're having?

To recap:
This is on a new ThinkPad running Debian Lenny/Sid amd64.

I have two problems:
- the original "random keystrokes ignored on console"
   dbus seems to deserve the blame for this.
- a udevsleep delay on startup of >20 seconds
   This seems to be a udev problem that has been seen on different hardware.

These problems prompted me to run the hardware diagnostics on the Rescue & 
Recovery CD.  Two tests failed:
 System Board: USB Port Test - Abnormal Exit
 SMBIOS: Standards Test - Failed

Because I haven't had any problems that seem remotely related, USB seems to 
work fine, and the software seems unable to provide any more information than 
what I've put here, I am beginning feel like the PCDoctor software on the CD is 
worthless and should be ignored.

Thanks for your help.

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