PS2 keyboad and mouse lockup

Bug #632048 reported by Brad Jascob on 2010-09-06
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #557065: frozen PS2 mouse/ keyboard. Edit Remove
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xserver-xorg-input-evdev (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: xorg

The PS2 keyboard and mouse randomly lock-up (and don't come back) but the OS continues to run. This can occur anywhere from 10 minutes to 2 hours. I can not identify any event that triggers this. There is no error in the system logs or the .xsession-errors files.
When the lock happens programs on the screen continue to update (I have tried glx gears and it continues to spin and System Monitor updates).
I can plug in a USB mouse and that mouse works. I can SSH into the machine.
If I issue the commands "rmmod psmouse; modprobe posmouse" the ps2 keyboad and mouse will start working again (for a while).
This happens when using Using Ubuntu 10.10-beta-AMD64 and 10.04-AMD64
The 10.04 version only had a few packages added and the the 10.10 version is a clean install with the exception of installing the NVidia driver.
The system is a i7-870, Asus P7P55D-E Pro Motherboard, with a EVGA GTS250 1GB video card
I have installed Debian 5.05 and it is stable (so it's not the hardware) but the version of kernel used in that distro does not seem to support my audio card.
There are a number of post about keyboard and mouse lock-ups on P7P55D motherboard on Ubuntu forums but no solutions yet.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: xorg 1:7.5+6ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-19.28-generic 2.6.35.3
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-19-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
.proc.driver.nvidia.version:
 NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module 256.53 Fri Aug 27 20:27:48 PDT 2010
 GCC version: gcc version 4.4.5 20100824 (prerelease) (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.4.4-9ubuntu2)
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Sep 6 17:26:28 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Beta amd64 (20100901.1)
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: xorg
system:
 distro: Ubuntu
 codename: maverick
 architecture: x86_64
 kernel: 2.6.35-19-generic

Brad Jascob (bjascob) wrote :
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2010-09-09
affects: xorg (Ubuntu) → xserver-xorg-input-evdev (Ubuntu)
Changed in xserver-xorg-input-evdev (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Brad Jascob (bjascob) wrote :

After trying a few things I think I have tracked this down to a problem with the module asus_atk0110. Since blacklisting this module the behavior has not come back. If I put the module back in, I see the problem again.

There are references on the web that for an Asus P7P55D motherboard this driver does not have the correct bios memory mapping.

As another note, when the lock-up did occur, looking at /proc/interrupts, int 12 failed to update. The keyboard and mouse were in a fully disabled state (no lights...).

Josh (joscha-schneider) wrote :

Blacklisting the asus_atk0110 seams to solve the problem for me too. Thanks a lot. Hardware is also i7-870 and the P7P55D-E Motherboard.

saejin (roger-burney) wrote :

I had the same problem with a P7P55D-E-Premium mother board running 64 bit versions of both Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10. No issue with Ubuntu 9.10. Switching to a USB mouse would make the mouse work but of course not the keyboard.
I understand the asus_atk0110 driver gives information for the fans. How does one blacklist this driver?

Brad Jascob (bjascob) wrote :

To blacklist the driver (so it doesn't get loaded) go to the directory /etc/modprobe.d and edit the file blacklist.conf
Add the line blacklist asus_atk0110 to the file

mpaq (mipaquet) wrote :

This bud seems (for me) to be a duplicated of bug 557065

I'll gone a try this solution...

Best regards

Black listing did the trick. I contacted ASUS to find out when they plan to
fix their driver, and they told me they do not support anything but
windows. Does anyone else have a fix that allows the fans to be monitored?

On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 2:09 AM, saejin <email address hidden> wrote:

> I had the same problem with a P7P55D-E-Premium mother board running 64 bit
> versions of both Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10. No issue with Ubuntu 9.10.
> Switching to a USB mouse would make the mouse work but of course not the
> keyboard.
> I understand the asus_atk0110 driver gives information for the fans. How
> does one blacklist this driver?
>
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> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/632048
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> Title:
> PS2 keyboad and mouse lockup
>
> Status in “xserver-xorg-input-evdev” package in Ubuntu:
> Confirmed
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: xorg
>
> The PS2 keyboard and mouse randomly lock-up (and don't come back) but the
> OS continues to run. This can occur anywhere from 10 minutes to 2 hours

winux (g-vaquant) wrote :

This kind of remark from ASUS should encourage all Linux community to back-list Asus itself as provider. I already did it with Canon printers and scanners for the same reason!! (no drivers)

mpaq (mipaquet) wrote :

Blacklisting of the asus_atk0110 did the job....

Best regards

saejin (roger-burney) wrote :

I found the same problem, and the black list did the trick. I contacted ASUS and they informed me they do not support systems other than Microsoft. NICE!

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