Strange failure in atkbd

Karl Auer kauer at
Thu Mar 16 11:24:05 UTC 2006

Hi there.

Just as Open Office 2 was finishing loading, my desktop vanished, the
screen went to white on black 80x25 text mode, and the following message
starting scrolling by, over and over, about two per second. I had no
mouse and no keyboard, and could not log in remotely; I had to hard

[456789.123000]atkbd.c Spurious ACK in isa0600/serio. Some program, like
XFree86, might be trying access hardware directly

The numbers in the square brackets changed with each message.

It hasn't happened again, cross fingers.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at                   +61-2-64957160 (w/h)                  +61-428-957160 (mob)

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