It seems not the kernel but you are panic? (Joke).
Probably it is due to lack of module support for your keyboard. Input devices (keyboard and mouse) are accorded with the highest peripheral IRQs (only next to baseboard devices). Thus module mismatch or impolite calls to the kernel are sure to freeze everything. This means that you have to google the 'right' module (driver in redmond tongue) for that keyboard. Try the fedora people who almost always leads the bleeding edge of gnu-linux advancement.
If you find one and need help in how to install the module you can always come back.
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