[CentOS] Keyboard problems on Centos 5.4

Darmath darmath at tpg.com.au
Wed Mar 31 05:42:30 UTC 2010


On 31/03/2010 3:13 PM, Darmath wrote:
> On 31/03/2010 9:57 AM, Kwan Lowe wrote:
>    
>> On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 5:02 PM, Scott Silva<ssilva at sgvwater.com>   wrote:
>>
>>      
>>> on 3-28-2010 9:35 AM Darmath spake the following:
>>>
>>>        
>>>>    I installed CentOS 5.4on a WMWare Server virtual machine that's running
>>>> on win7. Everything seems to work fine except I get a shit load of error
>>>> messages from the console along the lines of when I type on the keyboard:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>          
>>> Is the VMWare server edition you have compatible with Windows 7?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>        
>> Wonder if it's this:
>>
>> http://communities.vmware.com/message/1252545
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> Thanks for responding but I dont think that is the problem although I
> obviously can't rule it out.
>
> Perhaps the following information is better provided as follows:
>
> Host Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate Edition (32 bit)
> Guest Operating System: CentOS 5.4 (32 bit)
> VMWare Server 2.0.2-203138 installed using the only windows installer on
> the VMware website which is described as follows:
>
> VMware Server 2 for Windows Operating Systems. A master installer file
> containing all Windows components of VMware Server.
>
> Whether or not the software is actually compatible with windows 7 at
> this stage I'm having trouble ascertaining from VMWare's site.
>
> The precise error messages are as follows:
> atkbd.c: Unknown key pressed (translated set 2 code 0xd9 on isa0060/serio0)
> atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e059<keycode>' to make it known.
> atkbd.c: Unknown key released (translated set 2, code 0xd9 on
> isa0060/serio0)
> atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e059<keycode>  to make it known.
>
> I do see other codes in place of e059 (it's a keyboard scancode?) and in
> place of the 0xd9....The errors themselves dont appear to correspond
> with the pressing or releasing of any particular keys. The errors also
> seem to happen at different rates...on occassions they will vmware
> console screen which make it difficult to do anything. At other times
> just one error message is produced.
>
> Perhaps the best information that I have come across to date in relation
> ot the problem is the following:
>
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=141505
>
> Interestingly enough yes I am using a Microsoft Wireless Desktop Elite
> Keyboard and Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 5000 on this system.
>
> It also seems that the problem effects different distro's:
> Ubuntu: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/udev/+bug/70317
>
> I guess the first thing to do at this point is to plug in some older
> wired mouse and keyboard and see if the problem persists. If it's this
> problem it's certainly a long lasting one since it appears to go back to
> at least the end of 2004 (almost 6 yrs ago?).
Simply plugging in my older Microsoft MultiMedia Keyboad 1.0A and some 
crappy old mouse, both of which are wired with PS/2 connectors, resulted 
in the problem going away. This kind of sucks because I like using my 
keyboard and mouse and I dont intend to leave these old things connected 
to my pc.

I gather this means that the bug, that seems to have floated around for 
what 6 yrs, still hasn't been resolved?


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