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Re: wdm and keyboard problems

On Mon, 21 Dec 1998, Marcelo E. Magallon wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 21, 1998 at 11:13:49PM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > This is a very weird problem so I'm not sure exactly where to send it. 
> > Hopefully somebody has a suggestion.
> > 
> > Here's my situation: I have my Alpha set to start wdm on boot.  Before, 
> > everything was fine.  This problem has started recently after I, among other
> > things, updated my wdm and moved /, /usr, and /var to a different drive.  I
> > am most suspicious of wdm at the moment.
>  Try adding vt7 (or something not used by a getty) to
>  /etc/X11/wdm/Xservers
>  :0 local /usr/bin/X11/X vt7
>  The problem you describe sounds a lot like something I'm hunting
>  right now.
>                                                         Marcelo

I've seen similar behavior when xdm and wdm are trying to run at the same
time.  Uninstalling xdm (dpkg -r xdm) did the trick.  It seems that the
install instructions for wdm ("uncomment no-start-wdm from
/etc/X11/config") don't do anything to turn off xdm and keep them from
fighting over the keyboard.

Matt Briggs

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