Re: Keyboard wierdness
On Fri, 13 Oct 2000, Steve Juranich wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Oct 2000, Damian Menscher wrote:
> > Ok, this is *really* strange:
> > I have a fairly new setup: woody + 2.4.0-test9 kernel. I had everything
> > working fine. I wanted to move my computer, so I shut it down, carried
> > it over to new location, and turn it back on. When it comes up into XDM
> > I discover the keyboard does nothing. I try a second keyboard, still
> > nothing. Rebooting shows the keyboards work fine while the system is
> > booting, but when it gets into X they stop. Finally, I just booted into
> > single user mode, and the keyboard is fine.
> I experienced something similar a while ago. My problem turned out to be a
> faulty mouse cable. In my case, I had to shut down the computer, unplug the
> mouse, plug it back in and power up. I know this is a very Redmond-like
> solution, but it fixed my problem.
> It's a long shot, but you might try using a different mouse.
Or a mouse at all ;)
Knowing I wasn't going to use the mouse, I hadn't bothered plugging it
in. I did that and everything is fine. Incidentally, this is only a
problem with a PS/2 mouse, not a serial mouse. I'll have to figure out
the proper place to send a bug report on this one....
[By the way, sorry about not giving *complete* information. It just
seemed *so* irrelevant! Being a sysadmin, I should have known better.]
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