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Old 10-15-2008, 08:55 AM   #1
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Xorg seems not to grab mouse or keyboard

Hi, first I'll give you some background so you know what I'm working with here. Lately I've been having some (rather serious) trouble with this machine, first it would start rebooting durring the BIOS init at the memory check, then once I figured out how to get it to stop doing that, it would completely hang at the memory check. I ran memcheck 86 on the DDR and it's fine. Then after a few days of tinkering I finally got it to quit hanging while it checked the memory at boot, and as soon as I got past that it lilo seemed to be screwed up, it would do the L 99 99 99 error, I've heard of people having that before and it's supposidly a bug in lilo, so after trying to reinstall/reconfigure lilo a couple times I just said screw it and installed grub, now it boots fine. But now it seems to have a problem when I start X, where it looks as if it doesn't grab the mouse or keyboard events. X and xdm will start fine, but then when I move the mouse, or type, nothing happens, and I can't even ctrl+alt+backspace out of it, but I CAN use ctrl+alt+Fn to switch to one of the other terminals and kill the process. Then I noticed that in the place of where X normally sits (as in it's Fn, in this case F7 terminal), I noticed that whatever I type comes up in that terminal UNDER X, and I've never seen that happen before when normally running X, X just grabs it all. All these problems seemed to start shortly after when it would reboot at startup (while still booting BIOS), and then all the rest happened right after the hanging at memory check at BIOS. What could be going on? It seems that my whole system is just going haywire all at once. Any ideas?
Old 10-15-2008, 01:24 PM   #2
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-- SOLVED --

Sorry, I figured out what was going on with Xorg, when I'd changed around some hardware while I was trying to get it to work again earlier I did some stuff that made my xorg.conf invalid, so I just had to reconfigure it and everything works fine


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