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Re: Console keyboard & mouse stop working in gui

 
BradV
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Re: Console keyboard & mouse stop working in gui

Thanks for the suggestion Oscar.  I had downloaded the Feb 2013 SPP last week and installed it.  So, the firmware is at level 2.15.  I made the suggested change to the keyboard and mouse and rebooted the system.  Again, as soon as it leaves graphical, I can interact using the keyboard with the console.  After booting back to run level 5, the keyboard and mouse still don't work.

 

This may be totally RHEL 6.4 related.  I also have a Sun X4100 that I have a physical mouse, keyboard, and monitor attached to.  It is also running RHEL 6.4 and I can't get the keyboard and mouse to work while in graphical mode.  Very curious.

 

I guess I'll ask Red Hat for any thoughts.  :)

Oscar A. Perez
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Re: Console keyboard & mouse stop working in gui

Did you set a "Policy" in RHEL that prevents installation of removable devices?  I know that if you set this policy in Windows, the iLO Virtual KB/Mouse might not get configured properly and won't work under Windows.




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Jimmy Vance
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Re: Console keyboard & mouse stop working in gui

I don't have a G5 or G6 handy to test on.  since it works in plain text mode I'm thinking it is a driver setting in X configuration. I know 6.4 GUI works in iLO on Gen 8 systems.  Are you using the Java remote client or the Windows based remote client?

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BradV
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Re: Console keyboard & mouse stop working in gui

Java.  The ilo interface is on a non-routeable network.  So, I have to open an ssh session to one of the servers in the enclave and start a vnc session.  All of the servers in the enclave are linux or Solaris.  I then start firefox and get in to the ilo that way.  This has been working up until a week or so ago.  I'll check the X configuration on a 6.3 system versus this 6.4 and see if there were any changes introduced.

 

I really don't think there is a policy in linux to prevent the usage other than maybe selinux, but only running that in permissive mode.