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Old 10-02-2006, 10:59 AM   #1
qbert980
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GRUB hangs when mouse not plugged in


Odd one (to me, anyway). I've got Debian running on my Myth box, kernel 2.6.9, GRUB version 0.95. Whenever I try to boot without something plugged into my mouse ps/2 port, grub hangs. If I plug something (anything, really. Right now I've got a wireless keyboard receiver plugged into it) into the mouse ps/2 port, the computer boots fine.

I'm at a loss on this one. Anyone seen this before? Thanks.

--qbert
 
Old 10-02-2006, 11:47 AM   #2
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are you sure grub is failing? what's the last message on your screen when this happens?

if on the other hand you boot into X, there's a xorg.conf (or the equiv. in Debian) parm "allowmouseopenfail" as in

Code:
Section "ServerFlags"
        Option "AllowMouseOpenFail"  "true"  # allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work
        Option "DontVTSwitch"        "false" # allow switching between virtual terminal
EndSection
 
Old 10-02-2006, 12:23 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by qbert980
Odd one (to me, anyway). I've got Debian running on my Myth box, kernel 2.6.9, GRUB version 0.95. Whenever I try to boot without something plugged into my mouse ps/2 port, grub hangs. If I plug something (anything, really. Right now I've got a wireless keyboard receiver plugged into it) into the mouse ps/2 port, the computer boots fine.

I'm at a loss on this one. Anyone seen this before? Thanks.

--qbert
It may be your BIOS. BIOS may have a setting to halt booting if it gets any errors...generally like keyboard or mouse not plugged in.

Tux,
 
Old 10-02-2006, 12:35 PM   #4
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I'm fairly certain that it's GRUB that's hanging, as I never get to the boot menu, let alone X. It's been a while since I've actually seen the computer boot up. It's been plugged into my tv for the past few months, but if I remember correctly, it hangs at either stage 1.5 or 2 -- I think it's 2. I can do a ctrl+alt+del to reboot, so it's not a system hang. And it's not a BIOS issue, as I've got the "halt on errors" thing disabled. Again, I get to the grub boot menu just fine w/ something plugged into that ps/2 port, so I'm almost certain that is where the problem lies. I don't really have a huge problem with leaving something plugged in. It's just a nuissance, and has been bugging me since I can't figure out what the problem is.

Is there a GRUB config option that is auto set to allow bootup from a remote term, or something similar that I'm not seeing?

--qbert

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