Bug #507

Single user mode keyboard garbage and unexpected softupdate inconsistency

Added by elekktretterr over 9 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:
Priority:NormalDue date:
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Target version:4.2.x


Ive been encountering a strange bug. When I get to single user mode and
when it asks about hitting enter to choose /bin/sh as shell, upon
hitting enter i get garbage on the screen, this is not just the enter
key but all keys including Esc produce different garbage making the
single user mode utterly useless.

My keyboard is:

ukbd0: Logitech USB Receiver, rev 1.10/30.07, addr 3, iclass 3/1
kbd1 at ukbd0

Another problem ive been encountering is how often unexpected softupdate
inconsistency happens. For some reason it always happens on /tmp (1gb
large) during the "pull-the-plug" test. all other have consistent



#1 Updated by dillon over 9 years ago

I have a vague memory of the system having to do some sort of translation
or put the keyboard into some sort of translation mode in order for it
to work properly.

At some point in the past we had a similar 'garbage from USB keyboards'
issue and I remember it being resolved, but I don't remember exactly what
the issue turnde out to be. This sounds like the same thing.


#2 Updated by sepherosa over 9 years ago

Will this be useful to you?

Best Regards,

#3 Updated by bastyaelvtars over 9 years ago

On Sat, 06 Jan 2007 10:18:21 +1100
Petr Janda <> wrote:

I usually use a USB keyboard to administer different servers running DragonFly an it works for me. I had issues with 1.6, though.

#4 Updated by elekktretterr over 9 years ago

Are you sure it works in single user mode?

I have a vague memory that my usb keyboard used to work too. :S


#5 Updated by tuxillo about 7 years ago

Can you please confirm that this issue still appears on HEAD?

#6 Updated by tuxillo over 1 year ago

  • Description updated (diff)
  • Category set to Other
  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Assignee deleted (0)
  • Target version set to 4.2.x


- Many updates could have solved this already (new USB stack, sh updates, etc)
- There has been quite some work to fix bugs with soft-updates too.

So closing. Feel free to open a new one if it still persists.

Antonio Huete

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