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Old 06-15-2006, 04:11 AM   #1
Jakob_W
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Keyboard stopped working after dist-upgrade to Etch


Hello!

I just did a dist-upgrade to Etch. I ran into some trouble during the installation, which crashed. I had to re-do the upgrade a couple of times to get the entire distribution installed, and then had to do dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg to get X working again. Fine, logged in after that and everything looked nice and updated.

However, I then did a reboot and now the keyboard letters wont respond in X. I can still access KDE by logging in at the prompt and then launching X by the 'startx' command. Number keys, shift keys, space bar etc all work, but the keys with alphabetic letters don't.

I find this in the log, that could possibly have something to do with it:

Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/X11/TTF/, removing from list!
Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/X11/OTF, removing from list!
Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/X11/CID/, removing from list!



I have Debian installed on an iBook.

Grateful for any help you can offer!

Jakob

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Old 06-16-2006, 06:45 AM   #2
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These errors are for X.

I assume your console is dead. Is it correct?
 
Old 06-17-2006, 05:13 PM   #3
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These errors are for X.

I assume your console is dead. Is it correct?
Well, everything's there, and in X, once I launch KDE, I can pretty much access anything but when it comes to writing I can only type numbers and things like comma, semi colon, hyphen etc. No alphabetic letters.

Something's messed up with X, definitely, but I also notice that even without running X letters will sometimes be displayed incorrectly, for example when shutting down, the log messages will be barely readable.

Thanks,

Jakob
 
Old 06-19-2006, 03:34 PM   #4
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Do you have any font path set? (check log file for X)

What happens if you un-install some fonts and re-install them again?

Do you see any errors in dmesg and syslog?
 
  


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