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Re: GDM doesn't recognize keyboard anymore

On Fri, Dec 28, 2001 at 03:43:09PM +0100, Ines Rieger wrote:
> Hi *,
> I have done the following:
> I have run the configuring-script from the gdm-chooser menu to apply a
> diffrent looking to my login screen. I only changed to pictures, nothing
> more. After that the chooser told me that no x-servers or xdcmp (?) where
> specified, that this only could be a configuration error and that he is starting an
> x-server. I activated this xdcmp(?) option and restrated my laptop. After
> that gdm didn't start anymore. So I deactivated it again. Now, gdm starts,
> but it doesn't recognize my keyboard anymore. I tried reinstalling gdm but
> that didn't work. I can't even switch to any console because my keyboard
> does not work. Does anyone know what I have done wrong?

Make sure that gdm isn't trying to start on a VT that has a getty
running on it. If you can ssh/telnet into your machine try (as root)
"fuser -v /dev/tty?" which should tell you if this is happening. I had
the same problem and I had to change the line that said "0=Standard"
to "0=Standard vt7" in the "[servers]" section of gdm.conf.



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