keyboard problem under X with a different kernel

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at
Fri Oct 9 09:20:51 PDT 2009

2009/10/9 Frédéric L. W. Meunier <lists2006 at>:
> On Fri, 9 Oct 2009, Peter Hutterer wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 08, 2009 at 10:14:52PM -0300, Frédéric L. W. Meunier wrote:
>>> I posted
>>> at , but
>>> no answer.
>>> My keyboard (ABNT2 PS/2) seems to be broken under X with
>>> After less than an hour, it starts acting crazy. The
>>> first time, all leds turned off and I couldn't type anything.
>>> The second time, all leds also turned off, but since it happened
>>> while I was pressing the Backspace key to delete text, it
>>> continued deleting, like if the key was pressed.
>> do you see anything in the log file or in /var/log/messages (or dmesg)?
>> does unplugging/replugging the keyboard do anything?
>> does the same thing happen when no X is running?
> No, there's nothing in the logs. About unplugging, it's a PS/2 keyboard. Can
> I do that ?
> And since the mouse works, when I exit X, the keyboard works fine again.
>>> In both cases, the mouse (USB) still works and I can exit X,
>>> where the keyboard works. There's nothing in the logs.
>>> No problem with Is it supposed to be a kernel or X bug
>>> ?
>> if it broke by changing the kernel I'd say a kernel bug, but without an
>> logs
>> it's hard to tell.
> I also reported it to the linux-kernel mailing-list, but they're blaming X,
> because the keyboard works when I quit X -

How about posting the X log like Peter asked? Nobody can guess what's going on.


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