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Old 09-15-2008, 04:45 AM   #1
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Can not type anything in xwindows


I was trying to change my window manager from enlightenent ( Red hat 6) to fvwm. I changed it to fvwm But now I can not type anything in the terminal window. Terminal window does not show cursor even after clicking on it.
I gave rechanged window manager to enlightenment but the problem persists.
( I am not able to give keyboard input using any terminal, xterminal, color terminal or not in the giver command window also.
Please help
 
Old 09-15-2008, 05:32 AM   #2
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Bit odd. All I can think is shutdown the computer - you risk frying it if you do not do this - and make sure the keyboard is plugged in properly and is working.
 
Old 09-16-2008, 01:31 AM   #3
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its not keyboard problem

When I press ctl + alt + backspace and xwindows isforcebly closed, then I can type in Linux text mode and continu, so it is not keyboard problem.
May be some configuration has changed.
Pl help
 
Old 09-16-2008, 09:40 AM   #4
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check your /etc/inittab file make sure that you see these

# Run gettys in standard runlevels
1:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty1
2:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty2
3:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty3


if the /sbin/minigetty is missing you wont be able to type.
 
Old 09-22-2008, 11:05 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by watcher69b View Post
check your /etc/inittab file make sure that you see these

# Run gettys in standard runlevels
1:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty1
2:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty2
3:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty3


if the /sbin/minigetty is missing you wont be able to type.
Thanks watcher69b,
I have checked above files. They do exist on my system and hence I am able to type in text mode.
Can you tell me which file os used by Xwindows or Gnome for keyboard input ? and where is the Gnome configuration file ?
-Mahesh
 
Old 09-22-2008, 11:29 AM   #6
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Can you tell me which file os used by Xwindows or Gnome for keyboard input ? -Mahesh
X uses /etc/X11/xorg.conf or concievably something like /etc/X11/xf86config.

This file may say at the top how to reconfigure it. Cant remember but vaughly like: dpkg-configure --reconfigure or something.

Does the X log file say anything, perhaps about fonts? If you cant find this file then try $ startx > xerrors.txt and then $ less xerrors.txt to read it.
 
Old 09-22-2008, 07:16 PM   #7
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Re Red hat 6: This version is obsolete. If possible, update to a current version, or you may get exploited. Also, you could have probs with new application sw.
 
Old 09-22-2008, 09:55 PM   #8
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6.0 (Hedwig), April 26, 1999 (Linux 2.2.5-15)
if so it is SO pasted it's end of life .
Install RHEL 5.2
 
  


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