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Old 04-01-2005, 04:37 PM   #1
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Keyboard not working in X but work in console


I run Fedore Core 3. I have a logitech cordless multimedia keyboard and I had added a new keyboard to /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb/symbols/inet. I changed xorg.conf to use this keyboard instead of the default pc105. Everything worked fine till I upgraded to the latest xorg today (Apr 1st 2005 - hmm... wondering if I'm after all an April fool!). Now X doesn't recognise any keys. The selected icon just kinda blinks when I press a key (like it would when I press a key which can't be responded to). The mouse works fine, Ctrl+Alt+Backspace and Ctrl+Alt+Fn work fine. Not sure about Ctrl+Alt+Del. Rest of the keys dont work in X.

All key work well in the console (text mode - not Konsole or gnome-terminal). Btw, I use GNOME. If I change xorg.conf to use pc105 and restart X, the next time I login, GNOME (or maybe X) asks me if I want to use "X settings" or "GNOME settings" for my keyboard. Doesn't matter which one I choose, the keyboard doesn't work in X.

When I switched from FC1 to FC3, vnc stopped accepting keys in FC3 when I vnced to my work machine. In FC1 keys used to work in vnc. I had made similar changes in FC1 too for the special keys to work. I'm pretty sure both these problems are related.

Someone please help me fix this.

Thanks in advance,
Old 04-02-2005, 08:48 AM   #2
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Try running xorgsetup from the command line as root.


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