CentOS5, DRAC3 and no keyboard input

Mikolaj Kucharski mikolaj at kucharski.name
Fri Sep 12 11:59:25 CDT 2008


I would like to share something what I've found. This mail is just for
records as it took me sometime to find the resolution.

I had a problem with DRAC 3 and CentOS 5:

	# uname -a
	Linux centos5u2final 2.6.18-92.1.10.el5PAE #1 SMP Tue Aug 5 08:14:05 EDT 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

Adding to kernel parameters option `i8042.dumpkbd' workaround problem
with Linux kernel which didn't detect keyboard and because of that OS
has no input via DRAC3

Here are important lines from working system:

	# dmesg | grep kbd
	Kernel command line: ro root=LABEL=/ nofb i8042.dumbkbd

	# dmesg | grep keyb
	input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard as /class/input/input0

best regards

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