Help... I think I've shot myself in the foot...
I've had Debian
dual-booted with Win XP on my portable for about six months. I haven't worked
all the bugs out yet, but I've been getting better! And I try using it for more
of my personal work (my job requires Windows at the moment).
Yesterday while at
work, I was installing a package (R - language/stats/graphing package) using
dselect and, since there were some required package upgrades, installed a couple
of those also... while working on my desktop (fool that I am) and being
interrupted occasionally with other people asking
Somewhere - and I
think this was in the configuration of a new xdm, but I'm not sure - there was a
screen explaining a setup of keyboards and the choices I would be asked to
choose from. This probably wasn't a good time to do all of this, but hind sight
is always 20/20. I picked a "don't touch my keyboard" choice, thinking it would
leave the present arrangement (which was fine). Since rebooting this morning I
cannot log in at the X prompt. My mouse works fine, I have the X Window login
prompt (provided by xdm I think) but every key on my keyboard does nothing
except toggle the display window through three size variations... I can do
nothing but manually kill the power (with all the corrupted files
Help... what, in my
arrogant getting-to-feel-pretty-comfortable-with-Linux stupidity, did I do to
I'm trying to work
my way through the initialization files and the xdm config, but I haven't had
any luck so far...
Does anyone have any
Thanks in advance...
Mournfully back in