On Tuesday 12 October 2004 10:23 am, Clive Menzies wrote: > On (12/10/04 08:36), Michael Satterwhite wrote: > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > > From: Michael Satterwhite <email@example.com> > > Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 08:36:37 -0500 > > Subject: Help! Lost keyboard. > > > > I'm running Sid. Everything was working fine. I did *NOT* run any apt > > command or (knowingly) make any changes - other than a sound level change > > in kmix. Regardless, things were working perfectly up to the point of a > > reboot. > > > > I'm using KDE / KDM. I rebooted my system to Windows for a test, then > > booted back to Linux. When the system comes up, KDM does not accept any > > input from the keyboard. The keyboard is working fine; I went to a > > console session (available from the mouse - which is working fine) and > > was able to type without a problem. Without a keyboard, I'm dead in the > > water. Can anyone offer any help? > > In a console, as root: > > dpkg-reconfigure kdm > > If that doesn't do it try: > > dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 I tried both of these, but it still comes up with the keyboard failing. I'm able to get it back as follows: Use the mouse to start a console session Login as root, then immediately log out. About 60% of the time, X restarts here - with the keyboard active. If it doesn't start, enter startx as the userid and a blank password. (I did this by accident once). When the login fails, the X-Server starts with the keyboard active. Unless someone has something else I can try, I probably ought to submit a bug report on it.
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