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Old 08-12-2010, 05:04 PM   #1
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Netbook keyboard no longer working on Archlinux/fluxbox/ROX


I installed Archlinux yesterday on my Aspire One netbook. I installed fluxbux window manager with the ROX file manager/desktop manager.

Everything was working fine until I was walking through a guide to set up the Fn keys to use the keyboard hotkeys for changing the brightness and audio settings here:

I used xmodmap to set additional short cuts. Every since, I can't use my keyboard when I run 'startx'. My laptop touch mouse is working but I noticed the cursor speed has slowed down drasticly since I input the above changes.

I tried putting in 'setxkbmap no' in my ~/.xinitrc, 'no' was the language which is set up in my /etc/X11/xorg.conf and was working before. I also reverted to a back-up of my xorg.conf which I had saved a few hours before, which also didn't work.

What could the problem could be here? How can I ensure my keyboard is being properly initialise when I start up Xorg/fluxbox?

Last edited by rotornik; 08-18-2010 at 01:54 PM. Reason: problem fixed
Old 08-13-2010, 08:32 AM   #2
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Have you tried renaming ~/.Xmodmap and/or ~/.xinitrc? Not sure if you can eliminate .xinitrc, but you should be able to comment out the xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap line.
Old 08-18-2010, 01:54 PM   #3
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I was getting this starting up X:

(EE) Failed to load module "mouse" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) Failed to load module "kbd" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) Failed to load module "mouse" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) No input driver matching `mouse'
(EE) Failed to load module "kbd" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) No input driver matching `kbd'

and notably

setxkbmap no returned.
"cannot open default display"

fixed by installing these packages using pacman -S as root:

Last edited by rotornik; 08-18-2010 at 01:55 PM.


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