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Old 07-05-2004, 09:09 PM   #1
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KDE- Keyboard Beeps with I type-No Text Output Though


Strangest thing, I am running RHFC 1 using the Gnome Desktop, which has been working fine all year. I rebooted today and the keyboard stopped working in Gnome. It is fine at the terminal prompt ( not in a term session inside of Gnome, however ), but with Gnome started up it just beeps with I type, and does not output any text to the screen in any of the programs I have tried.

I was logged in as a regular user when it happened, but it did work fine when I logged out and then logged in as root. Well, it worked that way once and now root gets a garbled display when Gnome starts.

I tried different USB keyboard ( the original is logitech Elite Wireless Keyboard ), and it has the same problem. Btw, the mouse works fine still, only the keyboard stopped working correctly. Both keyboards ( original and test ) work on another RHFC1 system and also on my Windows XP system, so the problem is with XWindows/Gnome. I would like to try switching Desktop Manager to KDE and see if that helps, but I don't know how to switch it from the command line.

Any Ideas?
 
Old 07-06-2004, 11:40 PM   #2
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If KDE is installed, you should be able to start it by typing:

startkde
 
Old 08-22-2004, 02:41 AM   #3
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The problem was that the accessibility feature was turned on, messing with the keyboard. Turning it off fixed everything.
 
Old 08-22-2004, 02:54 PM   #4
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Nice to see its solved
 
  


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