First off, a quick thanks to everyone who makes Slackware possible, including those who provide the awesome tech support here.
I'm running Slackware 14.0 on an HP dv2945se. It is a fresh, full install to which I have done the following configuration/setup:
- Updates via slackpkg
- Use NVidia's proprietary driver
- Custom xinitrc and fluxbox config files (but if I revert to the default .fluxbox/keys file the problem persists)
- Keyboard layout changed to Dvorak in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/90-keyboard-layout.conf (and confirmed as working in fluxbox)
- Install wicd
I take notes at each step of installation, and according to them, there was no problem until after I installed wicd.
After I installed wicd I rebooted, and then a call to startx returned, in part:
xmodmap: unable to open file '/home/username/.Xmodmap' for reading
So I commented xmodmap out in .fluxbox/startup
All is well except that when I start fluxbox, my USB wireless keyboard (Logitech K750) types QWERTY until I use the laptop's integrated keyboard (which types Dvorak).
After I've used the integrated keyboard once, the USB keyboard reliably types Dvorak as it should. The laptop's integrated keyboard always works as it should.
It's no real inconvenience to use this workaround, of course. But if the same problem happened to a desktop, the user wouldn't have access to the workaround.