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Old 07-29-2009, 12:36 AM   #1
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Question Finding out which device your keyboard is, if you don't know.


I'm using Gentoo, but this isn't a Gentoo question. I'm setting up xorg and using the automatic configuration, it doesn't detect my keyboard properly. To add my keyboard to the xorg.conf.new or xorg.conf, what can I use to check to see which device the keyboard is? I don't know how to do this, and knowing the answer would be helpful, even once this is done ... thanks.
 
Old 07-29-2009, 01:18 AM   #2
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Hi chigurh8,

I don't think that you need to know which device your keyboard is. You will only have to comment the matching entries out. For example in my xorg.conf this is
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Option "XkbLayout" "de"
Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
which results in a german layout but has nothing do do with the keyboard-device.

Markus
 
Old 07-29-2009, 01:25 AM   #3
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I mean the keyboard won't even work, so X is working except for the keyboard/mouse - I run the xorg test to see if it's working properly and it does, but I can't do anything at all because my keyboard and mouse aren't detected, so I can't exit the screen. I can fix the mouse more easily, but with the keyboard I don't know how to do anything. Am I confused? I thought you could put in a specific device as keyboard so it would be detected ...

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Old 07-29-2009, 07:07 AM   #4
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ok then, please describe what you did to solf the mouse-problem.

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Old 07-29-2009, 10:10 AM   #5
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* And BTW if you send email, chigurh8, then use a valid sender email address:
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:21 AM   #6
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Damn ... it was a real one, I just deleted my account there ... sorry about that ... I didn't think about it when I sent it ... anyways, I don't mind if you can answer it here or anything ... it's not a big deal to me if it isn't to you.
 
Old 07-29-2009, 01:36 PM   #7
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I'm just wondering about the reasons why you would want to, but the answer is it's no problem to create a new one.

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