A few days ago I ran into a problem with my Tumbleweed install. In this post, I’ll describe what happened and how I investigated it.
I had just updated to the 20141225 snapshot. The availability of that snapshot had been announced on the factory mailing list. I updated using the command
# zypper dup
During the dialog for the update, I noticed that this included an updated kernel (3.18.1-1-desktop).
After the update, I rebooted to make sure that I was using the newly installed software. And that’s where I ran into problems. My Tumbleweed system is using an encrypted LVM. So, as expected, I was prompted for the encryption key during the boot. When I tried to type in the key, nothing happened. It looked as if the keyboard was not being read. Note that this system is using a generic USB keyboard. It’s actually a Dell keyboard, though the computer itself is a Lenovo.