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Old 08-11-2004, 07:37 PM   #1
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keyboard not working...

I am a newbie to Debian linux and I just installed the Debian-3.0rc2 on my AMD Athlon XP pc. The installation was successful and everything seems to be working fine including my keyboard without x-server. I've then installed x-server and gnome-desktop package through the cds. This also went fine but my keyboard suddenly seems to be not working(got disabled) which was fine without x-server . I tried a lot more times in different ways and gave up. Can anyone help me figure out the problem?

thanks in advance,
Old 08-11-2004, 07:46 PM   #2
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At the console as root dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 and pick the proper keyboard layout from the list provided. If this does not work then can you post the file /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 or the revelant sections see below and tell us the keyboard type you are using.

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Keyboard0"
        Driver      "keyboard"
        Option      "CoreKeyboard"
        Option      "XkbRules"      "xfree86"
        Option      "XkbModel"      "pc101"
        Option      "XkbLayout"     "us"
        Option      "XkbOptions"     "crtl:nocaps"

Section "ServerLayout"
#        Identifier     "XFree86 Configured"
       Identifier      "DualHead"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
       Screen      1  "Screen1" LeftOf "Screen0"
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
#       Option         "Xinerama" "on"
Old 08-11-2004, 08:32 PM   #3
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I reconfigured the X-server and got it working!

thanks a trillion,


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