Keyboard doesn't work if X was started as user
fragabr at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 20:58:17 PDT 2007
On Tue, 11 Sep 2007 21:29:31 +0200
Tassilo Horn <tassilo at member.fsf.org> wrote:
> Hm, I wouldn't bet that this is the problem. I compiled the server
> without hal/hotplug support and the keyboard didn't work either.
So it's a bug in keyboard driver?
> It's really a mess. Now I live and work on a simple console for nearly
> two days. What a luck that I use emacs for everything, so I'm not
> completely left stranded.
The only "workaround" I found is the following (I use KDE):
1) I start X
2) I can't use shift
3) I go to KDE and enable (or disable) the keyboard layout
4) I quit X
5) I start X again
6) then it works...
A interesting thing is that when I press Caps Lock the keyboard
led won't light. But I know the "CAPS LOCK" function is activated...
I think the keyboard driver maintainers should revise this code.
It's surely buggy.
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