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Re: x : keyboard not working

On Fri 06 Oct 2017 at 21:16:36 (+0530), Mayuresh Kathe wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 06, 2017 at 05:02:45PM +0200, tomas@tuxteam.de wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 06, 2017 at 08:22:41PM +0530, Mayuresh Kathe wrote:
> > 
> > [X keyboard not working]
> > 
> > This depends on a couple of things. E.g. is your X using X input?
> > If yes, it's supposed to work automagically. If not, you might need
> > to put a stanza in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf which looks more or less
> > like
> > 
> >   Section "InputDevice"
> >     Identifier "the-keyboard"
> >     Driver "kbd"
> >     Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
> >   EndSection
> > 
> > or something similar.
> > 
> > Could you post your X server's log? Where is it located?
> > (the two possibilities know to me are ~/.local/share/xorg/
> > and /var/log/Xorg.0.log, depending on whether your X server
> > runs rootless or not).
> sure, your stanza for /etc/X11/xorg.conf didn't work, it just
> refused to startup the X server itself.
> actually, that file itself did not exist at that location, i
> had to create it, and when it didn't work, i deleted it, and
> the same old stuff was on again, i.e. X worked, but keyboard
> didn't.

Perhaps you should try getting X to write a configuration
file for you to modify, rather than trying to write one from
scratch yourself. The normal way if doing this is to run

# Xorg -configure

when X isn't running. That will create an xorg.conf in the
current directory which you can move to /etc/X11/ and test
it at first with no modification, to see if X still runs ok.
If so, then try modifying it.

BTW have you yet tried changing the font size in a VC instead
of changing the resolution? Are you still there?


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