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Old 05-08-2006, 04:21 PM   #1
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keyboard major glitch URGENT


i dont put urgent on things often if at all but this is just well .... urgent
right my main login logs in when i load up my computer but i cant typ anything with the keyboard however if i connect thru tight vnc i can with the keyboard on the second pc
at first i thought this was a keyboard hardware error till i hit the windows key and it cycled to another virtual desktop (i seem to have 5 linux`s running one a gui and the others cli`s) the keyboard works great on all the others !!!!

so i went into yast hardware keyboard and tried changing to no effect any ideas?
 
Old 05-08-2006, 05:45 PM   #2
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So you can type just fine from a console, right?

Try logging in and then type startx which should start a gui for you. See if the keyboard works then. If so, then there's probably a configuration error in gdm (or xdm or kdm, whichever login manager you're using). Otherwise, it must be an error in the x.org configuration file...
 
Old 05-08-2006, 06:52 PM   #3
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So you can type just fine from a console, right?

Try logging in and then type startx which should start a gui for you. See if the keyboard works then. If so, then there's probably a configuration error in gdm (or xdm or kdm, whichever login manager you're using). Otherwise, it must be an error in the x.org configuration file...
i get fatal error server already running on display 0
its in the gui as well as the login screen the keyboard wont work but if i press windows key and go to any other linux prompt (i assume thier seperate displays) it works fine (plus of course the windows key works in all prompts)

i dont understand whats wrong with it i`d hate to do a reinstall now i finaly have it all working -the keyboard granted thats a major minus

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Old 05-08-2006, 07:16 PM   #4
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From a console, login and su to root. If you installed KDE as your desktop, try /etc/init.d/kdm restart or if you installed Gnome, try /etc/init.d/gdm restart. Then go back to the login screen and see if the keyboard works.

Another thing to look at is /var/log/xorg.log (or something like that). Type cd /var/log to change to the log directory. Then type ls | more to see a list of the outputs. When you find the right file, type more xorg.log (or whatever it is called). Something in there should help tell us what is going on...
 
Old 05-08-2006, 07:53 PM   #5
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below is a link to my xorg.0.log
http://www.rapidsharing.com/f754763a...180b03dcdcf64c

figured that was better then making 5 or six posts to display the contents

gdm didnt exist but there was a gpm file was that the one you ment (im running the gnome theme) still no go on the keyboard unless i connect thrugh vnc and use my other pc`s native keyboard i realy dont understand this
 
Old 05-08-2006, 08:06 PM   #6
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I found the following three errors in your log file. Let me google a bit and see if I can walk you through it. I'm guessing that when you setup the vncserver something isn't quite right in your xorg.conf file.
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Line 261: (EE) Failed to load module "rfbkeyb" (module does not exist, 0)
Line 271: (EE) Failed to load module "rfbmouse" (module does not exist, 0)
Line 589: (EE) Couldn't load XKB keymap, falling back to pre-XKB keymap
Maybe someone else can take a stab at this???
 
Old 05-08-2006, 08:09 PM   #7
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thanks this is much apreciated
 
Old 05-08-2006, 08:14 PM   #8
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Okay, after doing some quick googling, it looks like those errors are fine, those are for VNC, which you said was working. I don't notice a hardware keyboard attempting to load in the log file (but I do see the hardware mouse).

can you post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file? You can actually post the whole contents in one post here. Just use the Go Advanced edit and the code button (a # sign).
 
Old 05-08-2006, 08:26 PM   #9
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Okay, try the following. Login again at the console and change to root. Then cd /etc/X11 then ls | more. Then cp xorg.conf xorg.conf.backup. Then try xorgconfig and it should prompt you to setup X (i.e. what kind of mouse, keyboard, etc). Maybe that will help you get back to a working X. Then if need be, we can go back and fix the vnc stuff...
 
Old 05-08-2006, 10:11 PM   #10
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didnt work im afraid
i even tried changing the season to kde same glitch is there any reason that it will accept input on all displays bar display 0 from the keyboard and only from vnc on display 0 (if i push the windows key to go to another tty i lose the vnc connection it seems they are actual not virtual but thats just a guess


oh man that was bad i rebooted only to find it couldnt load the gui (incorrect settings ranging from display cant suport the colour range to mouse incorrectly configured) after about 10 or more redoing the above i finaly gave up and restored the back up i was impressed that the even without the gui the webserver still operated

well were back to keyboard problems but hey i now know how to rename files (we humans learn through trial and error ...i learn form error to error lol)

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Old 05-09-2006, 09:05 AM   #11
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im starting to think i may never be able to use the keyboard again lol (thinking if i buy a usb keyboard for it that may work? or does it use the same drivers as the ps/2 keyboard?
 
Old 06-15-2006, 12:10 PM   #12
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ok i stillhave a keyboard error

the one on the machine works but when you vnc into it the one on the vnc pc doesnt (mouse works fine) its really quite annoying i have to have two keyboards on my desk and a lot of cable
 
  


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