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Old 03-29-2005, 12:48 PM   #1
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PS/2 Keyboard stops working.

Debian (Sarge) system.

Just last week, I did my weekly updates via dselect, and everything seemed fine, but my keyboard stopped working the next time I booted.

The keyboard will stop working whenever X starts, for example, when the desktop comes up after the screen saver has been on. When KDM comes up. When I switch to a virtual terminal and come back, etc.

If I plug in my usb keyboard and press a key, the PS/2 keyboard starts working again. Anyone have any ideas on how I can fix this problem?
Old 03-30-2005, 10:04 PM   #2
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could be the shift key state, I have a laptop that does that pressing ~ or ctrl+shift+f2 works to unlock it.


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