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Old 05-08-2012, 03:00 PM   #1
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Question after startx keyboard and mouse not working


it's somehow strange but my keyboard and mouse isn't working anymore.

I'm using Slackware 13.37-current with a ps/2 keyboard and a wireless mouse (Logitech M305).
it worked before but suddenly they stopped working. after I log in and try to start my desktop, nothing works.
My desktop comes up, so there is no problem with that.

Until I start my desktop, both devices work, I can log in. After that I can't turn on CAPS Lock neither NUM Lock on my keyboard.

Both devices work with WinXP.

I edited my xorg.conf, thought it would help, but it didn't. I also don't have xf86config.

Hope you guys can help me
Old 05-08-2012, 03:11 PM   #2
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Did you recently to a `slackpkg upgrade-all`? Follow that up with a `slackpkg install-new`.
Old 05-08-2012, 03:47 PM   #3
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Post your xorg.conf
Old 05-08-2012, 04:20 PM   #4
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slackpkg install-new
was the solution,
thank you all.
Old 05-17-2012, 08:28 AM   #5
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I've read somewhere that you have to remove x86-input drivers for mouse and keyboard.. te upgrade-all/install-new didn't do it for me


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