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Old 08-17-2006, 11:42 PM   #1
Peronthious
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Keyboard no longer working in X Server after monitor reconfigured in YaST


Earlier today, I was browsing around online, opened a new tab in Firefox, and it seemed to lock up while it was opening. Since I had nothing running that really needed saving, I just restarted the X-Server. When I got to the login screen, the screen was squinched over to the right and the resolution was a bit off. So, after I logged on, I went into YaST, fixed the monitor, and then restarted the X Server again. After THIS restart, I attempted to login and noticed that the keyboard no longer worked. Slightly confused, I restarted the comptuter. Still no dice. Moving from slightly confused to very confused, I started up SuSE in the terminal, and *poof*, the keyboard worked. "Hmm," I thought to myself, "it seems that the keyboard does not work inside the X Server." Unfortunately, I have no idea how to get the keyboard working again from within the terminal, which is where you kind people come in. What the hell did I do, and how do I fix it?


For reference -

Distro: SuSE 10.1

Kernel: 2.4.32
 
Old 08-18-2006, 12:13 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Peronthious
Earlier today, I was browsing around online, opened a new tab in Firefox, and it seemed to lock up while it was opening. Since I had nothing running that really needed saving, I just restarted the X-Server. When I got to the login screen, the screen was squinched over to the right and the resolution was a bit off. So, after I logged on, I went into YaST, fixed the monitor, and then restarted the X Server again. After THIS restart, I attempted to login and noticed that the keyboard no longer worked. Slightly confused, I restarted the comptuter. Still no dice. Moving from slightly confused to very confused, I started up SuSE in the terminal, and *poof*, the keyboard worked. "Hmm," I thought to myself, "it seems that the keyboard does not work inside the X Server." Unfortunately, I have no idea how to get the keyboard working again from within the terminal, which is where you kind people come in. What the hell did I do, and how do I fix it?


For reference -

Distro: SuSE 10.1

Kernel: 2.4.32
I assume you chose to use a 2.4 kernel instead of 2.6 yourself...
2.6 is a lot better when it comes to hardware detection(and also the default for SUSE 10.1).

Also make sure you fully updated your system. Without its updates, SUSE 10.1 was rather buggy.

As for your X/keyboard problem, this is handled by X itself.
It's most likely wrongly configured in /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Could you post the output from "cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf".

Last edited by jens; 08-18-2006 at 12:15 AM.
 
Old 08-18-2006, 11:08 AM   #3
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Is there a specific section of the output of that command that you'd like to see? Since I cannot use the keyboard inside the X Server, I can't copy and paste the output into here and instead have to copy it onto paper from the terminal.

As for the kernel, I never really checked and assumed it was 2.4.32 since that was the latest stable kernel when I installed. If the default for 10.1 is the 2.6 kernel, I guess that's what I have.

Thanks for your help.
 
Old 08-18-2006, 10:03 PM   #4
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Is there a specific section of the output of that command that you'd like to see?
Section "ServerLayout" and Section "InputDevice".
 
Old 08-18-2006, 11:18 PM   #5
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Here is the output you requested -

Section "Input Device"
Driver "kdb"
Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
Option "Protocol" "Standard"
Option "Xkb Layout" "us"
Option "Xkb Model" "pc104"
Option "Xkb Rules" "xfree86"
EndSection

Section "Input Device"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "Device" "/dev/output/mice"
Option "Name" "Logitech Optical Mouse"
Option "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Input Device"
Driver "rfbkeyb"
Identifier "Keyboard[2]"
Option "Input Fashion" "VNC"
EndSection

Section "Input Device"
Driver "rfbmouse"
Identifier "Mouse[3]"
Option "Input Fashion" "VNC"
EndSection

Section "Server Layout"
Identifier "Layout[all]"
InputDevice "Keyboard[2]" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Mouse[3]" "SendCoreEvents"
Option "Clone" "off"
Option "Xinerama" "off"
Screen "Screen[0]"
EndSection
 
Old 08-25-2006, 03:29 AM   #6
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Lightbulb Keyboard problem

I had the same problem when installing a second monitor. Reading these posts helped me!
My keyboard was identified as keyboard [0]in section "Input Device", but section "Server Layout" had a keyboard [2] as core keyboard. Changing this value to keyboard [0] and restarting X did the job.
Greetings,
Eric
 
  


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