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Old 04-19-2005, 04:04 AM   #1
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Keyboard not working when in X (KDE)

Don't know what I did and now my keyboard is not operational in KDE, can't even login. The mouse works perfectly.

If I boot in failsafe mode , the keyboard works perfectly.

The last change I did was to enable nvidia twinview , and now twinview is working but keyboard doesn't.

I even changed keyboards (USB & PS/2) but no change.

My distro is Mandrake 10.1 CE and I use the KDM login (not mdkkdm)

Any ideas?
Old 04-19-2005, 11:12 PM   #2
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If its only in kde try opening a different window manager or in the terminal go through yast and see if that will do it for you. or try kcontrol. past that i cant think of anything else... If it doesnt work when there is graphics at all try posting the contents or your xorg.conf or XF86Config..? my is in /etc/X11/ on suse 9.2 im your its the same for you. it may have a -4 or something on the end. That may be tough without grpahics though.
Old 04-20-2005, 02:07 PM   #3
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finally made it ,

step1: replace kdm with mdkkdm
step2: (just to make sure) X does not start on boot

everything is fine

thanks anyway


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