Inspiron 8200 keybaord: Does not work in X11, but works on console
I have a problem with the keyboard on my Dell Inspiron 8200 (yeah, I know, but I can't replace it until cash flow becomes positive again). It works from the text console just fine, no problems. However, it does not work in X at all. I have tried GNOME and FCE. I have switched between the kbd and keyboard drivers, and changed the protocol between standard and Xqueue. I have tried connecting USB keyboards, and they do not work, either. I have even tired setting 'Option "Device"', but that just added an additional error into my X log. The keyboard and kbd drivers are supposed to work for anything that works for the OS, but in this case, they do not, and I do not know what to do. Distro is Slackware 13.1, but this does not feel like a distro problem. I am mostly using Gnome Slack Build, but it does not work for FCE, either, so I can not see it being a desktop manager issue. It seems like either a laptop or X issue, and I am putting this here because this is the only system that has this problem from these install disks, X works fine elsewhere. Any ideas on what else to try to get it to work? Kudos and thanks in advance.
I have been trying to post the xorg.conf file here, but the system will not let me, stating "You are only allowed to post URLs to other sites after you have made 15 posts or more." However, my xorg.conf file does not have any URLs in it, so pointers on how to post a conf file would be greatly appreciated.
Same problem on Inspiron 8000
I realize this is an old thread, but in case anyone is still listening...
I have the same problem as above, but on an even older Inspiron 8000.
Slack 12.2 worked fine, but with Slack 13.0 the keyboard didn't work properly,
X was doing some strange things to the characters.
I worked around it in 13.0 by copying the X stuff from 12.2 into the the appropriate
places in Slack 13.0's /etc and /usr, but I just installed 13.37 and the same problem
xev reports weird things (I'll cut and paste if anyone is interested), but (very roughly
speaking) for most keys, when you release the key xev reports an event, but it isn't
the "normal" information, in that (IIRC) the keycode and/or keysym is/are not the
correct one(s) for the key.
There are no errors in Xorg.0.log, and the few WW warnings are not related to input