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Old 12-02-2017, 04:42 PM   #1
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Dead keyboard in X, mouse OK


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Dell Latitude E6400. 32bit

So, my keyboard has been working fine. Still works in console, but not X KDE. Mouse pad and buttons still work.

Maybe something to do with wireless USB mouse I just used for first time. Maybe right before problem occurred.
 
Old 12-02-2017, 06:29 PM   #2
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What is reported by the following?

Code:
xinput
Code:
grep -i "keyboard" /var/log/Xorg.0.log
 
Old 12-03-2017, 08:59 AM   #3
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Xinput gives "Unable to connect to X server"
I'll try to summarize grep, because I am posting this from my phone. No way to copy / paste.
(**) |--> Input Device "Keyboard0"
(WW) Disabling Keyboard0
Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
Then I get Video Bus, Power Button, Sleep button, and Laptop_Integrated_Webcam all doing
Applying InputClass
evdev keyboard catchall
libinput keyboard catchall
keyboard-all
libinput keyboard catchall (again)
Then
(II) config/udev: Adding input device AT Translated Set 2 keyboard (/dev/input/event0)
Then AT Translated Set 2 keyboard, Speakup, and Dell WMI hotkeys all Applying InputClass as above
 
Old 12-03-2017, 02:29 PM   #4
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Xinput gives "Unable to connect to X server"
If you're running that command via remote session (outside of X) then you need to do something like
Code:
export DISPLAY=:0.0 & xinput
 
Old 12-03-2017, 02:32 PM   #5
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I would like to have seen something like
Code:
Using input driver 'libinput' for 'AT Translated Set 2 keyboard'
This would imply that the libinput Xorg input driver is handling keyboard events for example.

This warning is significant though...
Code:
(WW) Disabling Keyboard0
You're going to need to trawl through the xorg log for more info.

Last edited by ferrari; 12-03-2017 at 02:34 PM.
 
Old 12-03-2017, 02:45 PM   #6
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Check all the (WW) and/or (EE) messages in the xorg log. If you have made and manual changes/edits to an xorg config file then you should share those details here.
 
Old 12-03-2017, 05:32 PM   #7
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Well, looks like I made things worse.
I ran slackpkg upgrade-all and now I get this:
Code:
error when loading shared libraries: libtinfo.so.6: cannot open, no such file or directory
When I try to logout and back on, I get
Code:
darkstar login: root
Password:
Linux 3.10.17-smp.
You have new mail.
/bash error while loading shared libraries (etc)

Welcome to Linux 3.10.17-smp (tty1)

darkstar login: /bin/sh: error while loading shared libraries: libtinfo.so.6: (etc)
---repeat /bin/sh: error 9 more times
INIT: Id "x1" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
 
Old 12-03-2017, 06:20 PM   #8
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Ok, you're probably best to start a new thread (with suitable title) to get help for that. Hopefully, a fellow Slackware user can assist further.
 
Old 12-03-2017, 06:22 PM   #9
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Yeah, that's what I figured. Thanks.
 
  


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