Using Xorg, XDM seems to be ignoring my keyboard

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at
Sun Apr 5 16:16:17 PDT 2009

On Thu, Apr 02, 2009 at 07:53:55PM -0700, Pantherman wrote:
> I installed GNOME some time ago on my laptop, but liked the enlightened
> window manger better, so i went back and installed the Ubuntu system with
> the "Alternate" CD installing only the Linux base and using Apt-get install
> to install Xorg, GDM and e16. 
> Keyboard works fine in the console and all the ALT-F1-F6 consoles, but not
> in GDM. In GDM neither the keybaord or mouse work (Both worked when I was
> using GNOME). Are there some Xorg drivers that I'm not installing that I
> need to? 

your Xorg.log file should print which drivers/devices are loading and if
drivers are missing.

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