FS#38671 - [linux] ps2 keyboard stop working after linux 3.13-1 upgrade

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Miroslaw Czachor (forest76) - Sunday, 26 January 2014, 15:08 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Monday, 03 February 2014, 17:39 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Testing
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture x86_64
Severity Critical
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 5
Private No


All linux-3.13-1 install and boot processes are sucessful (everything is green) but after load keyboard not working at all. Downgrade to 3.12.8-1 resolve this issue.


PS. Linux-mainline 3.13 from AUR work perfectly on my machine.
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Closed by  Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Monday, 03 February 2014, 17:39 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  3.13-2
Comment by Miroslaw Czachor (forest76) - Sunday, 26 January 2014, 15:18 GMT
With [keyboard] hook in /etc/mkinitcpio.conf I get similar result - keyboard don't work, but on my notebook (old pcg-v505cp, i686 architecture) linux-3.13 with testing work perfect, so maybe something wrong with 64-bit compilation?
Comment by Mika Attila (SneakySnake) - Sunday, 26 January 2014, 15:28 GMT
The warning only talks about using keyboard during early init.
It's not clear for me what "early init" exactly means, but the keyboard is not working for me even after the display manager has started.

And I DO have keyboard in HOOKS in /etc/mkinitcpio.conf
Comment by Alexsandr Pavlov (kidoz) - Sunday, 26 January 2014, 16:22 GMT
Also faced this problem.
Keyboard: Logitech Internet 350 Keyboard PS/2.
Linux Kernel: 3.13-1 x86_64.
All updates on 2014.01.26.
Comment by Thomas Bächler (brain0) - Sunday, 26 January 2014, 23:29 GMT
We haven't decided yet how to resolve the issue. In the meantime, anyone who wants to keep testing 3.13 can load the atkbd module manually using /etc/modules-load.d/.
Comment by Thomas Bächler (brain0) - Monday, 27 January 2014, 09:40 GMT
Okay, for the moment, can everyone please test 3.13-2? The autoloading should be fixed there and AT keyboards should work again. Please report back if it still doesn't work for you.
Comment by Darek (blablo) - Monday, 27 January 2014, 10:45 GMT
AT keyboards work with linux 3.13-2.
Comment by Mika Attila (SneakySnake) - Monday, 27 January 2014, 17:00 GMT
Keyboard works with 3.13-2.
Comment by Thomas Bächler (brain0) - Saturday, 01 February 2014, 12:42 GMT
I'd like to keep this task open in case anyone still has problems. As it stands, on some machines it is impossible to autodetect the presence of an i8042 controller. For example, on my rather new Asus H87-PLUS, autodetection fails. When I load i8042, I get this message:

kernel: i8042: PNP: No PS/2 controller found. Probing ports directly.

So, all people with this problem will have to load i8042 manually.