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Old 02-25-2009, 12:40 AM   #1
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Strange keyboard input issue in Xorg

This might be an easy problem for the experienced gurus here.

I have installed a base Ubuntu 8.10 using the minimal install CD on an eeepc. Then xorg, slim display manager and fluxbox. Then the "array" kernels for eeepc.

When slim starts after booting, there is no keyboard input at all. I have tried to diagnose the problem, and removed slim and after a startx I still hadn't got any keyboard input. Only after closing the X session I have realized that all my keyboard input I have typed duing the X session appeared on the CTRL+ALT+F7 (tty7?) screen.

How can I fix this?

The issue persists regardless of the kernel I use (I have kept the original generic kernels)

Here is my xorg.conf:
Section "Device"
	Identifier	"Configured Video Device"

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"Configured Monitor"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
	Driver		"synaptics"
	Option		"SHMConfig" "true"

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Monitor		"Configured Monitor"
	Device		"Configured Video Device"

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier	"Default Layout"
	Screen		"Default Screen"
	InputDevice	"Configured Mouse"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"keyboard"
	Driver		"kbd"
	Option		"CoreKeyboard"
	Option		"XkbRules"	"xorg"
	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc105"
	Option		"XkbLayout"	"us"
Old 02-25-2009, 12:52 AM   #2
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Found a fix here:

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