Keyboard doesn't work if X was started as user

Dâniel Fraga fragabr at
Tue Sep 11 20:58:17 PDT 2007

On Tue, 11 Sep 2007 21:29:31 +0200
Tassilo Horn <tassilo at> 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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