When booting with systemd the system boots very quickly, but I am left with an unusable keyboard: all keys are random, even the enter key is not there and ctrl-alt-del does not work.
In gdm the touchpad stops working after a few seconds and only the "trackpoint" is still usable. Switching to a VT does not work.
This happens with a relatively new install, which is working fine with initscripts, on a dell latitude e6430 with an italian keyboard.
So far I tried to narrow down the issue, but it is still present even in the most minimal environment:
I removed keymap and consolefont hooks from mkinitcpio.conf and regenerated the initramfs file,
I commented /etc/vconsole.conf,
I booted with "init=/bin/systemd single" and could not enter the root password or even press control-D
I don't know systemd well enough to diagnose this. Any idea?
UPDATE: the problem is not consistent: after a few tries the boot completed without messing up the keyboard. I am trying to access the logs of what happens now.
Last edited by soul_rebel (2012-10-14 08:19:54)
It maybe due to the locale settings - have you gone through this tutorial https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Locale ?
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in locale.conf I have:
I think that's not it.
your /etc/vconsole.conf shouldn't be commented it should be defined
also ctrl+alt+del is unset as default (think I read that somewhere)
and try ctrl+m at login if not responding.
mkinitcpio -p linux successful locale generation?
Last edited by ackt1c (2012-10-11 19:04:25)
Thanks for the suggestions, anyhow the problem is not happening anymore: I think one of the recent updates fixed it.