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Old 01-05-2005, 02:40 PM   #1
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Unhappy KDE broke my keyboard


I updated today from stable and now when X starts the keyboard doesn't work. It's quite odd.

I've been updating daily, and today noticed a lot of kde packages so I'm assuming its kde that did it. I'm sure more people will be having these problems soon.

So what needs to be done to fix it?
 
Old 01-05-2005, 04:55 PM   #2
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Check the XFree86 log for keyboard errors and re-run "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86" to make sure your selected keyboard is still there. KDE has been updated to 3.3.1, but it's unfortunate it broke your keyboard. I've been running it on Sarge since it entered unstable and never had so much as a glitch. Good luck!
 
Old 01-06-2005, 03:13 PM   #3
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Ok, I mistyped, it should be I was upgrading my testing. I got the keyboard to work magically if I don't have kdm startup at boot but start it myself as root later. I dpkg-reconfigured xserver-xfree86, but that didn't do anything so I just decided to upgrade the whole system to unstable to see if that fixes it.
 
Old 01-06-2005, 06:33 PM   #4
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Alright. Here is the problem. When kdm is started automatically at boot the keyboard doesn't work. If however, I just boot to console and run kdm as root everything is fine. I'm now running unstable. Any ideas?

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Old 01-07-2005, 08:01 AM   #5
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Hmm.. maybe something wrong with '/etc/kde3/kdm/kdmrc'
You could try removing/renaming it to generate a fresh one.
 
  


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