Re: strange behavior of GDM
On Thursday 07 July 2005 03:10 am, Alexandru Cardaniuc wrote:
> Hi All!
> Sometimes, after gdm starts and when the login appears, I am not able to
> use the keyboard - when I try to enter the username and password - I
> press the buttons but nothing appears on the screen. The mouse, however,
> works fine. So I can do nothing. The keayboard doesn't react at all - I
> cannot switch to one of the virtual terminals - so I just press reset
> button. This happens not often though. Does anybody here encounter this
> kind of behaviour?
I've had one similar occurrence after an apt-get dist-upgrade during the time
period when repositories were changing from alioth (I was confused about
which sources to use, and may have caused the problem myself with a quirky
This happened with amd64 unstable, using kdm and icewm-experimental. I don't
know the cause (and it hasn't happened since), but I was able to ssh into the
machine and perform a normal shutdown. If you have another computer, you can
avoid using the reset button and at least get out gracefully.
dscherry @ bellsouth.net
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