No keyboard/mouse after reboot. Requires second reboot to work.
My problem seems to be a pure hardware problem at first glance but I suspect a linux problem somehow.
Let me explain.
The computer is turned of. (e.g. it's been turned of for a day)
When I boot up my machine my mouse/keyboard doesn't work, not even in Grub. When I immediatly do a reboot my mouse/kb works again.
The computer is running. For some reason I need to do a reboot. After the reboot kb/mouse are not running (not even in the bios or grub). I do another reboot and it works.
This would seem to be a hardware problem but i've started getting this problem since I did my last SuSE upgrade.
I've turned my /var/log/messages file inside out but I found nothing that can explain this problem. It is a normal PS/2 mouse and a normal ps/2 keyboard. Nothing wireless, cordless or extraordinary.
Besides this strange behaviour I have absolutely no problem with them. When they work, they work perfectly. When they don't, i need to reboot and they work perfectly again. The problem only arises after (re)booting. It never just stops working when the system is running.
The problem seems very low level since I can't even access the BIOS.
I can give you all the technical specs / logfile extracts you require (i don't know which are relevant).
Is it possible that SuSE (or linux or grub or whatever) sets a certain (hardware) value in my system. My system boots, because of this value it (accidently) can't find the ps/2 devices. And by performing the second reboot this value gets erased and the keyboard/mouse works again.
It probably sounds way off but somehow it makes sense to me.
Last edited by rottie; 04-01-2004 at 12:05 PM.