Keyboard cannot input char under gnome login
Jose M Rodriguez
josemi at freebsd.jazztel.es
Tue Nov 22 00:28:47 PST 2005
El Lunes, 21 de Noviembre de 2005 15:12, Eugene Rogoza escribió:
> > Message: 1
> > Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 19:49:34 +0100
> > From: Jose M Rodriguez <josemi at freebsd.jazztel.es>
> > Subject: Re: Keyboard cannot input char under gnome login
> > To: freebsd-gnome at freebsd.org
> > Cc: wason wei <wason_wei at 163.com>
> > Message-ID: <200511201949.35521.josemi at redesjm.local>
> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
> > El Domingo, 20 de Noviembre de 2005 10:39, wason wei escribi:
> > > Dear all,
> > >
> > > My keyboard work well under command mode of Freebsd. Yesterday,
> > > I install gnome by the sysinstall command, and then add a new
> > > line: gdm_enble="YES" to /etc/rc.conf . After I reboot the
> > > system, I can enter the gnome window, but I found that I cannot
> > > type any char in the username input box. and hence I cannot login
> > > to the gnome due to the bad username and password. Then worse
> > > thing is that I cannot return to the command mode, either. and I
> > > cannot use my computer now.
> > You're hit by the init/gdm race problem. Your gdm is launch before
> > init can launch the gettys.
> > <snip/>
> I noticed this problem when trying to reread /etc/rc.* settings
> (going single-user and back).
> There's a script in /etc/rc.d named LOGIN:
> # $NetBSD: LOGIN,v 1.7 2002/03/22 04:33:57 thorpej Exp $
> # $FreeBSD: src/etc/rc.d/LOGIN,v 18.104.22.168 2004/10/10 09:50:53 mtm Exp
> $ #
> # PROVIDE: LOGIN
> # REQUIRE: DAEMON
> # This is a dummy dependency to ensure user services such as
> xdm, # inetd, cron and kerberos are started after everything
> else, in case
> # the administrator has increased the system security level and
> # wants to delay user logins until the system is (almost) fully
> # operational.
> I think adding this dependency to gdm.sh (# REQUIRE: DAEMON LOGIN)
> would do the trick (if I understand correctly what LOGIN means). But
> I didn't try it out myself yet...
No. You can't fight against init gettys. You need:
on gdm.conf to use vts over ttyv7. This is noted on gdm.conf as
functional on FreeBSD, but not activated by default (as I think we must
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