Gentoo hardlocks on keyboard use!
From: OSU (osufs2004_at_mailite.com)
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 01:10:41 -0500
I cannot understand it. New gentoo install, works fine for five days (Wed
thru Mon), and today I touched the keyboard and it hardlocked. Keyb LEDS
flickering, all 3 of 'em.
Story: Installed it, built normal kernel with genkernel, all the standard
kernel modules (later found out I could've just copied the CD kernel
over :-P) and played around a bit on the command line (installing some
additional utilities, metalog et al). This was using the console.
Went home, worked on it remotely over the weekend, installed kde and x,
tetex & vnc. Worked fine, I worked on the machine using vnc.
Today, Monday, go to the server location, the screen is blank, touch the
keyboard and no response. Noticed flashing leds, and machine was
hardlocked. powered it off and back on. I think I ssh'd into it about two
hours before physically going there, it had worked just fine.
Five minutes later tried logging in at vc #1, loud continuous beep tone.
Quickly checked ssh avail from another machine, no connection, cycled power
again. unplugged keyb cable and monitor cable, rebooted. now only the spkr
and ethernet is plugged into the box (besides power, of course :-)
Worked fine using vnc from another place. installed emacs and vi.
I'm thinking it's either static down the keyboard (far fetched) or a problem
with gettys or the kernel (cannot imagine what, standard 2.4.26 afaik)
Or something to do with power mgmt maybe?
Here's a uname:
}Linux gurari 2.4.26-gentoo-r9 #1 Wed Nov 24 11:49:10 EST 2004 i686
}AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2800+ AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
Gratuitous posting of mounts:
/dev/hda5 on / type reiserfs (rw,noatime)
none on /dev type devfs (rw)
none on /proc type proc (rw)
/dev/hda9 on /tmp type reiserfs (rw)
/dev/hda10 on /home type reiserfs (rw)
/dev/hda7 on /var type reiserfs (rw)
Super gratuitous posting of fstab:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# $Header: /home/cvsroot/gentoo-src/rc-scripts/etc/fstab,v 1.14 2003/10/13
20:03:38 azarah Exp $
# noatime turns off atimes for increased performance (atimes normally aren't
# needed; notail increases performance of ReiserFS (at the expense of
# efficiency). It's safe to drop the noatime options if you want and to
# switch between notail and tail freely.
# <fs> <mountpoint> <type> <opts>
# NOTE: If your BOOT partition is ReiserFS, add the notail option to opts.
#/dev/BOOT /boot ext2 noauto,noatime
#/dev/ROOT / xfs noatime
#/dev/SWAP none swap sw
#/dev/cdroms/cdrom0 /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,ro
#/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto
# NOTE: The next line is critical for boot!
#none /proc proc defaults
# glibc 2.2 and above expects tmpfs to be mounted at /dev/shm for
# POSIX shared memory (shm_open, shm_unlink).
# (tmpfs is a dynamically expandable/shrinkable ramdisk, and will
# use almost no memory if not populated with files)
# Adding the following line to /etc/fstab should take care of this:
#none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults
# Nandan -- adding mount info below
/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 noauto 0 0
/dev/hda5 / reiserfs noatime 0 1
/dev/hda9 /tmp reiserfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda10 /home reiserfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda7 /var reiserfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda8 /usr reiserfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda6 none swap sw 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /proc/bus/usb usbfs defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs nodev,nosuid,noexec 0 0
/dev/cdroms/cdrom0 /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,ro
I didn't bother to automount boot, though I doubt it's relevant.
Or is it? Please help!
PS addl info on demand.