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Old 06-04-2006, 02:50 AM   #1
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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"
Old 08-12-2006, 12:25 PM   #2
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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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