Re: USB Keyboard errors with 2.4.5-ac

From: Jordan (
Date: Sat Jun 30 2001 - 12:53:49 EST

Tim Jansen wrote:
> On Friday 29 June 2001 19:27, Jordan Breeding wrote:
> > noticed my real problem with the keyboard. The kernel apparently
> > expects a PS/2 (AT) keyboard to be plugged in because if there isn't one
> > the kernel reports timeouts and seems slower than when there is a PS/2
> > keyboard present, my guess is because it is waiting on all of those
> > timeouts.
> I use a USB keyboard (Macally iKey) and mouse (Logitech iFeel) without
> problems. I also get these messages, but I dont see any performance problem.
> It may help you to enable an option like "Legacy USB keyboard support" in
> your BIOS. This will emulate a PS/2 keyboard until USB is initialized.
> > The next major keyboard thing I noticed is that I can type on
> > certain keys but if I do anything like hit the caps lock key or number
> > lock a couple of times then the keyboard stops responding completely and
> > the kernel tells me that there was an error waiting on a IRQ on CPU #1.
> This was discussed in the USB mailing list a few weeks ago. Several people
> experienced this problem, including me. As a workaround, use the alternate
> UHCI (JE) driver.
> bye...

Yes, the JE driver did solve my problems, the keyboard now works on the
console and under X, and of course the mouse still works. Thank you for
the help.

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