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Old 08-11-2004, 08:37 PM   #1
mahamkali
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keyboard not working...


Hi,
I am a newbie to Debian linux and I just installed the Debian-3.0rc2 on my AMD Athlon XP pc. The installation was successful and everything seems to be working fine including my keyboard without x-server. I've then installed x-server and gnome-desktop package through the cds. This also went fine but my keyboard suddenly seems to be not working(got disabled) which was fine without x-server . I tried a lot more times in different ways and gave up. Can anyone help me figure out the problem?

thanks in advance,
siva
 
Old 08-11-2004, 08:46 PM   #2
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At the console as root dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 and pick the proper keyboard layout from the list provided. If this does not work then can you post the file /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 or the revelant sections see below and tell us the keyboard type you are using.

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Keyboard0"
        Driver      "keyboard"
        Option      "CoreKeyboard"
        Option      "XkbRules"      "xfree86"
        Option      "XkbModel"      "pc101"
        Option      "XkbLayout"     "us"
        Option      "XkbOptions"     "crtl:nocaps"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
#        Identifier     "XFree86 Configured"
       Identifier      "DualHead"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
       Screen      1  "Screen1" LeftOf "Screen0"
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
#       Option         "Xinerama" "on"
EndSection
 
Old 08-11-2004, 09:32 PM   #3
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Eureka..

Hi,
I reconfigured the X-server and got it working!


thanks a trillion,
Siva
 
  


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