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Hi - hopefully this is the right area to post this problem. I have the following Machine: AMD K6 500Mhz, ASUS P5A-B Mobo Debian 2.2.20-idepci Console works just fine, but ...
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    Keyboard not responding under X


    Hi - hopefully this is the right area to post this problem.

    I have the following Machine:
    AMD K6 500Mhz, ASUS P5A-B Mobo
    Debian 2.2.20-idepci

    Console works just fine, but the keyboard stops responding when I start X. I tried gdm, xdm all the same result.

    I am thinking it *MAY* be a VT issue, but do not know where to start looking for a solution.

    I can ssh fine into the box, and the system appears to me working fine , just no keyboard under X.

    Any advice on to where andhow to approach the problem?

    Thanks,
    Richard
    rtortore-at-shaw.ca

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    Please post the keyboard and ServerLayout sections of your /etc/X11/XF86Config or /etc/X11/xorg.conf, whichever you're using...
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    My XF86Config-4 File

    Code:
    ### BEGIN DEBCONF SECTION
    Section "Files"
            FontPath        "unix/:7100"                    # local font server
            # if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
            FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
            FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
            FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
            FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
            FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
            FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
            FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
            FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
            Load    "GLcore"
            Load    "bitmap"
            Load    "dbe"
            Load    "ddc"
            Load    "dri"
            Load    "extmod"
            Load    "freetype"
            Load    "glx"
            Load    "int10"
            Load    "pex5"
            Load    "record"
            Load    "speedo"
            Load    "type1"
            Load    "vbe"
            Load    "xie"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
            Identifier      "Generic Keyboard"
            Driver          "keyboard"
            Option          "CoreKeyboard"
            Option          "XkbRules"      "xfree86"
            Option          "XkbModel"      "pc104"
            Option          "XkbLayout"     "us"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
            Identifier      "Configured Mouse"
            Driver          "mouse"
            Option          "CorePointer"
            Option          "Device"                "/dev/psaux"
            Option          "Protocol"              "PS/2"
            Option          "Emulate3Buttons"       "true"
            Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
            Identifier      "Generic Mouse"
            Driver          "mouse"
            Option          "SendCoreEvents"        "true"
            Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
            Option          "Protocol"              "ImPS/2"
            Option          "Emulate3Buttons"       "true"
            Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
            Identifier      "Generic Video Card"
            Driver          "vesa"
            Option          "UseFBDev"              "true"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
            Identifier      "Generic Monitor"
            HorizSync       30-70
            VertRefresh     50-160
            Option          "DPMS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    _REMOVED_      
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
            Identifier      "Default Layout"
            Screen          "Default Screen"
            InputDevice     "Generic Keyboard"
            InputDevice     "Configured Mouse"
            InputDevice     "Generic Mouse"
    EndSection
    
    Section "DRI"
            Mode    0666
    EndSection
    
    ### END DEBCONF SECTION
    **MOD EDIT: added code tags.. please use the code tags when posting configs, source excerpts, commands, etc. for readability's sake.

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    I have to admit, this has me stumped.. I don't see anything wrong with your config file... Which window manager/desktop environment are you using??
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    heh stumped also!!
    however the only thing that i can think of to try would be to tre this
    Code:
     Driver          "kbd"
    instead of
    Code:
     Driver          "keyboard"
    in the keyboard section. thought this should not make a diffrence.

    also the only option that i have in my xf86config/xorg.conf keyboard section that i dont see in your file is
    Code:
    Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"
    though i dont know if this makes a diffrence one way or the other
    also did you just try another keyboard?
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    I am using kdm as a windows mangler - I also tried using xdm and gdm - both are a negative.
    When I load up kdm (from the command prompt) I get the normal K Login screen and a cursor blinking at the Username: field - but no input is shown (nor does either version of the 3 finger salute work).

    Changing keyboard to kbd did not help

    Not sure what else is could be - since all works fine under console.???

    -Stumped and Frustrated -
    Richard.

    Thank-you for your suggestions.

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    hey for shits and grins try just booting up to the login screen a few times....i had this problem once and it fixed itself with kde.......also look for a stuck key on the kb(i know it works in virtual termina).................but i'm all out of geuss's
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