xkb problems with usb kvm

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Thu Sep 30 16:18:48 PDT 2004

On Thu, 30 Sep 2004 01:45:59 +0200, Kristian Høgsberg <krh at bitplanet.net> wrote:
> Alex Deucher wrote:
> > I have a usb kvm that doesn't work properly with xkb.  it used to work
> > fine with xorg 6.7 and the "keyboard" driver.  it also works fine in
> > the console.  When in X however, the alphanumeric keys work properly,
> > but all the other keys (arrows, insert, delete, etc.) seem to produce
> > the wrong event (they all seem to cause the screenshot tool to come up
> > in gnome; not sure which keycode that is off hand).  Unfortunately I'm
> > not at all familiar with xkb.  could someone point me in the right
> > direction?  Is this a configuration problem or a hardware problem?
> I've had a similar problem (with an ps2 -> usb converter).  Does it help
> to re-plug the keyboard in the kvm-box after you plug in the usb connector?

No, however, turning numlock off (which comes on by default for some
reason) fixes it.  turning numlock on again causes the problem to


> Kristian

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