gdm problem with kernel as of 2005-01-04
rjk at wintek.com
Thu Jan 5 13:35:05 PST 2006
I just finished a buildworld/buildkernel/mergemaster on my Dell Inspiron
9300. Upon rebooting, I noticed that gdm seemed to start earlier in the
boot process than it used to. When the login screen appeared, the mouse
seemed to work fine, but nothing I typed appeared. Attempting to use
C-A-F1 to switch to vty0 just beeped. C-A-Del worked to reboot the
laptop. I booted single user, commented out gdm_enable="YES" in
/etc/rc.conf, and rebooted -- everything was fine. I put the gdm_enable
back and ran /usr/X11R6/etc/rc.d/gdm.sh start -- gdm started, fully
I rebooted again -- gdm ignored the keyboard.
After several reboots, I've found that gdm seems to work fine as long as
I don't have 'gdm_enable="YES"' in /etc/rc.conf when the machine boots.
I've just finished upgrading gdm (using portmanager); still the same
If anyone has suggestions/wants me to try anything, just say so.
Richard Kuhns Wintek Corporation
E-mail: rjk at wintek.com 427 N 6th Street
Tel: +1 (765) 742-8428 Lafayette, IN 47901-1126
Fax: +1 (765) 742-0646 United States of America
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