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Bug#384353: kdm locks keyboard, keeping user from typing username/password

Package: kdm
Version: 4:3.5.4-2
Severity: important


When booting up my laptop, kdm is automatically launched and greets 
users with the login window (user list on the left side) but doesn't let 
people use the keyboard. Typing username or password doesn't show 
anything on screen. Mouse works fine though and let choose login names.

If I drop down Menu button and choose Console session, I can login as 
root, do a /etc/init.d/kdm restart and then the keyboard works again 
within kdm.

I'm stuck as to the origin of the behaviour, most of all because it 
would also kdm behaviour isn't idempotent ?



-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=fr_BE@euro, LC_CTYPE=fr_BE@euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15) (ignored: LC_ALL set to fr_BE@euro)

Versions of packages kdm depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]     1.5.3          Debian configuration management sy
ii  kdebase-bin               4:3.5.4-2      core binaries for the KDE base mod
ii  kdebase-data              4:3.5.4-2      shared data files for the KDE base
ii  kdelibs4c2a               4:3.5.4-3      core libraries and binaries for al
ii  libc6                     2.3.6-15       GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libgcc1                   1:4.1.1-5      GCC support library
ii  libpam-runtime            0.79-3.1       Runtime support for the PAM librar
ii  libpam0g                  0.79-3.1       Pluggable Authentication Modules l
ii  libqt3-mt                 3:3.3.6-2      Qt GUI Library (Threaded runtime v
ii  libstdc++6                4.1.1-5        The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libx11-6                  6.9.0.dfsg.1-6 X Window System protocol client li
ii  libxau6                   1:1.0.0-3      X11 authorisation library
ii  libxdmcp6                 1:1.0.0-4      X11 Display Manager Control Protoc
ii  libxtst6                  1:1.0.1-5      X11 Testing -- Resource extension 
ii  xbase-clients             1:7.1.ds-2     miscellaneous X clients

Versions of packages kdm recommends:
ii  logrotate                     3.7.1-3    Log rotation utility

-- debconf information:
  kdm/stop_running_server_with_children: false
* shared/default-x-display-manager: kdm
  kdm/daemon_name: /usr/bin/kdm

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