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Re: Now working... gdm??? Re: Couldn't load XKB keymap... Can't switch to terminal mode

On Thu, 2007-02-15 at 19:21 +0100, Florian Kulzer wrote: 
> On Wed, Feb 14, 2007 at 22:18:51 -0800, Kenward Vaughan wrote:
> [...]
> > I started up gdm to give myself choices on sessions (to test fully
> > whether this was a problem across the board with WM's) and found things
> > working properly across the board.
> > 
> > !@#$%&!
> > 
> > Go figure.  Using gdm enables the keys.  Without gdm, no go.  Several
> > oddities:
> > 
> > I notice as I write this note is that the keyboard is no longer
> > ...

> > So am I correct in assuming that gdm has somehow caused this problem?  I
> > was using it for a while but decided to stop it, opting for a leaner
> > approach to things.  I don't recall when that was relative to noticing
> > the switching terminal problem.
> So it sort of works at the moment. I do not know the interactions
> between gdm, the window managers and Xorg well enough to guess whose
> "fault" this behavior is. 
> However, a recent post of Kent West has reminded me of something that I
> had forgotten. It might help to remove the xlibs package; see here:
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2007/02/msg02398.html

Yes, I saw the same post, and immediately removed the package.  No

Actually, it strikes me that gdm may be making up for a deficiency
eleswhere, providing something that's missing.  When my wife starts up a
separate gnome session, the problem still exists for her window, but not
for my simultaneous session through gdm.

I'd like to file a bug report, but have no clue what package is

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