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Old 09-28-2004, 03:08 PM   #1
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My keyboard and mouse freeze after boot


Hi all.
I've a "little" problem ( )
Today I started my computer with Slack 9.1, kernel 2.4.26, and after LILO menu and booting sequence, my keyboard and mouse freeze at login prompt!!! Yesterday all worked fine, and I didn't change nothing!
I've a keyboard and mouse PS/2.

The curous thing s that at lilo menu they work! With a live cd I can login. But if I try to start window manager (fluxbox) of live cd, keyboard and mouse freeze again!!!

Please, help me!!!

I don't know what can I do!!

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Old 09-28-2004, 03:16 PM   #2
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They freeze at a X login prompt or console?
 
Old 09-28-2004, 03:23 PM   #3
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No. They freeze at prompt. I can't start X console (my system starts in at prompt)

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Old 09-28-2004, 03:26 PM   #4
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Try booting with a live cd, mount your slack partition at /mnt, and do: chmod -x /mnt/etc/rc.d/rc.gpm
Reboot and see what happens.
 
Old 09-28-2004, 03:34 PM   #5
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Instead of booting the live CD, try this...

At your lilo prompt, enter:

linux init=/bin/bash

You might have to change linux with whatever lilo knows your kernel as. This will boot your system bare, with just your root partition read-only. Then,

mount -o remount,rw /

Then go to /etc/rc.d and try disablling rc.gpm as gbonvehi says. You might also want to check over some of the other startup files. When done:

mount -o remount,ro /

And reboot the box.

-Bill
 
Old 09-28-2004, 03:36 PM   #6
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I'll try your solution.
Thanks
 
Old 09-28-2004, 03:43 PM   #7
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Hi.
My box starts with keyboard support!!!
Do you know now what can I do for repair my gpm configuration? I have to update my package?

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Old 09-28-2004, 03:47 PM   #8
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I've tried to manually restart gpm and my system freeze again.
I've an updated version of package.

What can it depend on?

Thanks
 
Old 09-28-2004, 03:52 PM   #9
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My box freeze also when I try to start X. Once fluxbox started mouse and keyoard freeze (gpm now is off!)



Please help me to solve this problem.
Thanks
 
Old 09-28-2004, 08:19 PM   #10
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Nice to know at least console is working

Try editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf and change where it says Option "Device" "/dev/mouse" to Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
 
Old 09-29-2004, 10:58 AM   #11
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Nothing to do!
I've made changes you told me but mouse and keyboard on fluxbox freeze.
I've gpm running well with /dev/psaux and -t ps2
xorg.conf has the same configuration but X freezes.

Best regards
 
Old 09-30-2004, 07:28 AM   #12
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Try another mouse. Borrow one if you can. Sounds like a hardware failure, since you said that everything was working fine one day, then not the next.

-Bill
 
Old 09-30-2004, 02:01 PM   #13
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I've changed the mouse. All works fine...
Thank for your patience...

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