Comment 0 for bug 549741

Tom Louwrier (tom-louwrier) wrote :

hi

Running Ubuntu Lucid amd64 on a Dell Latitude 131L (AMD chips), updated twice a day at the moment.

Linux seems not to recognize the keyboard in my laptop well. Starting early in the boot process (well before X kicks in) I see error messages on the screen. The same messages then swamp the logs. A sample:
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[19667.508573] atkbd.c: Unknown key released (translated set 2, code 0x8d on isa0060/serio0).
[19667.508580] atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e00d <keycode>' to make it known.
[19668.588701] atkbd.c: Unknown key pressed (translated set 2, code 0x8d on isa0060/serio0).
[19668.588712] atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e00d <keycode>' to make it known.
[19668.600223] atkbd.c: Unknown key released (translated set 2, code 0x8d on isa0060/serio0).
[19668.600230] atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e00d <keycode>' to make it known.
[19669.717801] atkbd.c: Unknown key pressed (translated set 2, code 0x8d on isa0060/serio0).
[19669.717811] atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e00d <keycode>' to make it known.
[19669.729365] atkbd.c: Unknown key released (translated set 2, code 0x8d on isa0060/serio0).
[19669.729373] atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e00d <keycode>' to make it known.
[19670.825302] atkbd.c: Unknown key pressed (translated set 2, code 0x8d on isa0060/serio0).
[19670.825313] atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e00d <keycode>' to make it known.
[19670.835700] atkbd.c: Unknown key released (translated set 2, code 0x8d on isa0060/serio0).
[19670.835707] atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e00d <keycode>' to make it known.
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This goes on every second until shut down.

It's been there for a while now, but I haven't made -or found- a bug report about it yet. I did some googling and it seems related to not-so-standard handling of hotkeys (which you would find on a laptop) by the bios. However, I have not found a solution.
It is possible to 'shut up' the messages by assigning e00d to an unused keycode, but that is just hiding the symptom. Also that kills the screen saver / blackout and it breaks my repeating keys, so not an option really.

If there is anything I should do to provide more information, please let me know.

cheers
Tom