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vladuz976 06-04-2006 02:50 AM

Apple USB Keyboard not working correctly
Using apple USB keyboard. it initially works fine, after not using it for approximately 2 min, it stops working, completely dead. I've set my BIOS to USB keyboard and this is my keyboard section in xorg. What can I do to fix it?


Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier    "Default Layout"
    Screen        "Default Screen" 0 0
    InputDevice    "USB Keyboard"
    InputDevice    "USB Mouse"

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier    "USB Keyboard"
    Driver        "kbd"
    Option        "CoreKeyboard"
    Option        "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option        "XkbModel" "pc104"
    Option        "XkbLayout" "us"

gewoonkees 08-12-2006 12:25 PM

I experience the same problem. I tried a few combinations:

a) A PS/2 keyboard on a desktop PC with also the Apple USB keyboard.
b) Only the Apple USB keyboard on a desktop PC.
c) A notebook with built-in PS/2 keyboard and the Apple USB keyboard.
d) Another brand USB keyboard and the Apple one.

In all situations, the keyboard goes dead after a few minutes of inactivity.

Another strange issue; the special volume keys en al first pass out and the "normal" keys keep working. After a longer period of time, the complete keyboard is dead.

Yet another issue; when the keyboard is dead, all other devices (e.g. mouse) connected on the USB-hub in the keyboard are also dead.

I checked the dmesg, but no disconnect is shown.

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