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Old 09-22-2009, 07:07 AM   #1
MeeLee
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Suse linux - keyboard failure


Hi,

a machine will not allow keyboard input upon logon.

You can use the keyboard up to login and via failsafe (so not physical). It's just when you go to login to the gnome desktop normally.

The mouse is picked up at this point...and you can Xwindows into the server fine - it's just the keyboard and has suddenly started happening after running ok for a fair few months.

Any ideas?

Thanks
 
Old 09-22-2009, 07:39 AM   #2
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Perhaps this...

Is this a spontaneous new fault or did you change anything on openSUSE before it happened?

You can reconfigure the keyboard with sax2, but may also have your graphics card and screen and your mouse reconfigured at the same time.

Open a terminal, become su, and type "init 3" to enter the console mode. Log in, become su again, and type "sax2 -r". sax2 will open. You will see a window with icons of the devices to be recognized and configured on the left. There are Options and Expert boxes that should give you more choices and chances to get the keyboard working. After sax2 finishes, you can go to the GUI with "init 5"

You might look at and note the present screen settings in sax2 in YaST from the desktop SUSE menu before you run the sax2 command from the console. As it is easy to run and rerun sax2 in the console mode, you can make several tries to get the keyboard running.

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Old 09-22-2009, 07:47 AM   #3
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Perhaps this...

Is this a spontaneous new fault or did you change anything on openSUSE before it happened?

You can reconfigure the keyboard with sax2, but may also have your graphics card and screen reconfigured at the same time.

Open a terminal, become su, and type "init 3" to enter the console mode. Log in, become su again, and type "sax2 -r". sax2 will open. You will see a window with icons of the devices to be recognized and configured on the left. There are Options and Expert boxes that should give you more choices and chances to get the keyboard working.

You might look at and note the present screen settings in sax2 in YaST from the desktop SUSE menu before you run the sax2 command from the console. As it is easy to run and rerun sax2 in the console mode, you can make several tries to try to get the keyboard running.
It is a spontaneous new fault. However, it is not a server that I normally administer....so there may have been many things, but unfortunately the person I need to talk to is unavailable...

Thanks for the advice - I will take a look...
 
  


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