RE: keyboard problems with 2.6.8-5
> Wondering if anyone besides myself has had their usb keyboard stop
> working or working very sluggishly after upgrading to 2.6.8-5
> powerpc-smp ? I can't figure out why this is happening, but it
> affects the console and X. USB trackball is working fine BTW. The
> previous iteration of 2.6.8 didn't have this issue.
I haven't. What is more, I haven't noticed any changes in the
kernel-source that could possibly have affected USB. I'm cc'ing and
redirecting this to debian-kernel, maybe someone there has an insight.
> I also noticed that for some odd reason my X is running on console
> F2 instead of the normal console F7, not sure that this would have
> anything to do with the first problem or why this is the case.
Your display manager is probably starting the Xserver without
explicitly putting it on a specific virtual console. The Xserver then
grabs the first virtual console it finds unoccupied, and this may be
one of the first six if for some reason the gettys are starting very
slowly. You can prevent this by starting the Xserver with the option
vt7; here, /etc/X11/wdm/Xservers contains the line
:0 local /usr/bin/X11/X :0 vt7 -nolisten tcp
I was wrong about the keyboard lock being an issue with just 2.6.8. The
problem persisted with 2.6.7 however the following change fixed the
Changed the first uncommented line in /etc/kde3/kdm/Xservers to
:0 local /usr/bin/X11R6/bin/X vt7
this put the xserver on the correct console and fixed the keyboard
locking up issue (including the tty consoles)
why this only happened with kernel 2.6.x and not with 2.4.x is still a
mystery to me considering I had the same parameters in Xservers.