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Old 05-08-2006, 03:29 PM   #1
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certain keys not working in X


Hi

I am running a Debian Testing machine here and I have trouble with my keyboard settings in X.

All of the number keys and special keys work, but not the letters of the alphabet.

Of course u will need to see my X config file, but I am not even sure how to find if I am running X.org or XFree86 and which file is being used as config file.

Thanks for any help very appreciated

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Old 05-08-2006, 04:18 PM   #2
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If you have Xorg, then you should have the file named "/etc/X11/xorg.conf".
 
Old 05-08-2006, 05:41 PM   #3
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If you have Xorg, then you should have the file named "/etc/X11/xorg.conf".
Yes I have this file. Still I am not 100% it is this file that the settings are loaded from.

How can I check that?
Are there differences between an xorg.conf file and a XFree86 file?

Thx alot

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Old 05-08-2006, 06:05 PM   #4
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The X log file can be found in /var/log/

If you're using Xorg, the file will be called Xorg.0.log. I don't know what it's called if you're using XF86, prolly XF86.0.log.

Anyway, is this a new problem with keyboard, or a fresh install?
 
Old 05-08-2006, 06:43 PM   #5
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The X log file can be found in /var/log/

If you're using Xorg, the file will be called Xorg.0.log. I don't know what it's called if you're using XF86, prolly XF86.0.log.

Anyway, is this a new problem with keyboard, or a fresh install?
it is a new problem, that happened when I did a apt-get dist-upgrade and xorg got updated I guess.

I found out that the title of my xorg.conf files states that this is a XF86 configuration file (?!) Do they have the same syntax?

Thx

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Old 05-08-2006, 06:56 PM   #6
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Don't worry, I think they all say that. Xorg is a fork of XFree afaik and it seems to be gradually replacing XFree. The configuration files are very similar.
 
Old 05-08-2006, 08:29 PM   #7
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Don't worry, I think they all say that. Xorg is a fork of XFree afaik and it seems to be gradually replacing XFree. The configuration files are very similar.
ok so what could possibly be wrong with my xorg.conf file?

(keyboard model set to pc102 and keys to de_CH for swiss keyboard)
 
Old 05-08-2006, 08:50 PM   #8
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who knows what could be wrong with it. You will have to post the relevant portions of it to find out.
 
Old 05-08-2006, 08:56 PM   #9
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ok so what could possibly be wrong with my xorg.conf file?
I don't know. You should be able to fix it by running xorgconfig as root. This will generate a new xorg.conf, so back up your original xorg.conf file first just in case something else stops working (then you'll have the original config to compare the new one to).

Alternatively you could hack away at the keyboard section of your present xorg.conf or post the keyboard section of the file. Maybe someone will spot an anomaly.

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