keyboard driver not loaded at startup/boot

Bug #79112 reported by yop on 2007-01-13
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)
linux-source-2.6.17 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Have seen this on K / Ubuntu edgy that the keyboard driver are not loaded at boot sometimes.
This means that I can't login. It works in Dapper, BIOS, Windows.

PS/2 keyboard (Compaq)

From log: when ok.

Jan 13 00:27:56 ubuntu kernel: [17179571.252000] PNP: PS/2 Controller [PNP0303:KBD,PNP0f0e:PS2M] at 0x60,0x64 irq 1,12
Jan 13 00:27:56 ubuntu kernel: [17179571.252000] serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
Jan 13 00:27:56 ubuntu kernel: [17179571.252000] serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1

From log: when *not* ok.

Jan 13 12:34:40 ubuntu kernel: [17179572.068000] PNP: PS/2 Controller [PNP0303:KBD,PNP0f0e:PS2M] at 0x60,0x64 irq 1,12
Jan 13 12:34:40 ubuntu kernel: [17179572.564000] i8042.c: Can't read CTR while initializing i8042.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Thanks for your bug report. Is your keyboard directly connected to your system or do you use a KVM switch?

yop (yop) wrote :

Nope, it's connected directly to the PC. PS/2 input connection.

Changed in linux-source-2.6.17:
assignee: brian-murray → nobody
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Needs Info → Confirmed
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

I am assigning this bug to the 'ubuntu-kernel-team' per their bug policy. For future reference you can learn more about their bug policy at .

Changed in linux-source-2.6.17:
assignee: nobody → ubuntu-kernel-team
Sergio Zanchetta (primes2h) wrote :

The 18 month support period for Edgy Eft 6.10 has reached it's end of life. As a result, we are closing the linux-source-2.6.17 Edgy Eft kernel task

Changed in linux-source-2.6.17:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Sergio Zanchetta (primes2h) wrote :

Hardy Heron 8.04 was recently released. It would be helpful if you could test the new release and verify if this is still an issue - . You should be able to test your bug using the LiveCD. Please let us know your results. Thanks.

Changed in linux:
status: New → Incomplete

The Ubuntu Kernel Team is planning to move to the 2.6.27 kernel for the upcoming Intrepid Ibex 8.10 release. As a result, the kernel team would appreciate it if you could please test this newer 2.6.27 Ubuntu kernel. There are one of two ways you should be able to test:

1) If you are comfortable installing packages on your own, the linux-image-2.6.27-* package is currently available for you to install and test.


2) The upcoming Alpha5 for Intrepid Ibex 8.10 will contain this newer 2.6.27 Ubuntu kernel. Alpha5 is set to be released Thursday Sept 4. Please watch for Alpha5 to be announced. You should then be able to test via a LiveCD.

Please let us know immediately if this newer 2.6.27 kernel resolves the bug reported here or if the issue remains. More importantly, please open a new bug report for each new bug/regression introduced by the 2.6.27 kernel and tag the bug report with 'linux-2.6.27'. Also, please specifically note if the issue does or does not appear in the 2.6.26 kernel. Thanks again, we really appreicate your help and feedback.

Per a decision made by the Ubuntu Kernel Team, bugs will longer be assigned to the ubuntu-kernel-team in Launchpad as part of the bug triage process. The ubuntu-kernel-team is being unassigned from this bug report. Refer to for more information. Thanks.

Bryan Wu (cooloney) wrote :

No updates for a long, so close it.


Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Won't Fix
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