[PlanetCCRMA] SMP weirdness

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Thu Feb 3 12:08:01 2005

On Thu, 2005-02-03 at 11:45, Pablo Silva wrote:
> I'm having the most bizarre behaiviour of FC3 on my double-processor 
> machine.
> Basically, though the machine boots up with an smp kernel (including 
> standard FC3, and several smp versions of the PlanetCCRMA cores) 
> without any apparent problems, keyboard and mouse are non-functional. 
> Keyboard acts as if mapped to X cursor movement, and I can even control 
> the cursor with it, mouse doesn't work at all.
> Is this some weird kind of configuration problem, or a problem with the 
> kernels themselves? Would my recompiling the kernel manually help at 
> all?
> If I boot the machine on a non-smp kernel, none of these problems occur 
> at all.

That _is_ strange. Just in case, are you sure you have plugged them in
the right places (and not mouse in the keyboard port, for example)?

> I'm conscious that FC3 is still very much immature, but problems at 
> this level do seem a bit out of normal!

I have not seen it myself. Maybe would be worth asking in the
fedora-users mailing list. I don't think rebuilding the kernel would
help, you would just get the same problem again. Do you see anything out
of the ordinary in the /var/log/messages message log when you boot smp? 

-- Fernando