6.0-STABLE & powerd: eating my keyboard input

Bruno Ducrot ducrot at poupinou.org
Thu Nov 24 17:07:14 GMT 2005

On Thu, Nov 24, 2005 at 01:33:46AM +0000, BSD wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just upgraded from 6.0-RELEASE to -STABLE today (FreeBSD 6.0-STABLE 
> #0: Thu Nov 24 00:40:48 WET 2005). After the upgrade I couldn't login 
> anymore, so I thought I probably erased master.passwd by mistake with 
> mergemaster, and rebooted into single user mode. Here I reset both root 
> and my user account password, and processed to multiuser, only to fail 
> the login again. Both on KDE and console. I rebooted again into single 
> user, and changed both password to 3 characters. Now I could login, but 
> every word I typed would have some letters wiped out (that was why the 
> login was failing, it was "eating" my password).
> A quick 'top' inspection showed powerd using ~30% CPU, which is 
> abnormal. I killed it, and voila! No more letter-eating. I started it 
> again, and back to the same.
> powerd has always worked fine, it started behaving like this when I 
> upgraded just an hour ago. This is a centrino laptop from acer. 
> Comments, suggestions ?

There is a recent commit from Nate Lawson dated 2005-11-24 05:29:15 UTC
that should fix that issue.

Bruno Ducrot

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