No keyboard with Gnome and X.org (and gnome loaded behind KDE)
esaltato at tele2.it
Fri Sep 3 02:53:57 PDT 2004
I got a problem with GNOME since switching to xorg. On KDE everything is
fine, but on Gnome 2.6 (all my system has been portupgraded yesterday)
my keystrokes are blocked; as I type the text cursor stops blinking and
nothing gets written. If I press ctrl, shift and some letters a lot of
times it may happen that I can write sometimes, but only as long as I
hold shift down and I don't change the writing focus. It seems like if
my keys command are getting intercepted. This only happens as root.
I want to point out that I've been throughly searching for solutions,
and that not a solution proposed on the net has solved this.
It may be related to the problem of this message popping up on Gnome
(which I don't have, let's clarify it now, more on this later):
Error activating XKB configuration.
Probably internal X server problem.
X server version data:
The X.Org Foundation
If you report this situation as a bug, please include:
- The result of xprop -root | grep XKB
- The result of gconftool-2 -R /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/xkb
These are the results:
localhost# xprop -root | grep XKB
_XKB_RULES_NAMES(STRING) = "xorg", "logiik", "it", "basic", ""
localhost# gconftool-2 -R /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/xkb
layouts = [it]
model = logiik
overrideSettings = false
options = 
No help in changing the keyboard values...
People report that this error message usually comes on start after the
xorg update, but I _did not_ have this problem. I only get that pop up
message (twice) if I go to the gnome keyboard panel and remove my
italian keymap (I tried switching to no keymap and US).
I followed the UPDATING hints related to gnome and xorg, so I rebuilt
the 2 needed libraries x11-toolkits/libwnck and x11/libxklavier.
I _haven't_ got the line
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
in my xorg file, which I let xorg itself build, and then I modified
accordingly to my needs. I tried everything, and everything seems OK:
Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "logiik"
Option "XkbLayout" "it"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
Oh, and I upgraded like the HEADSUP said. I use kdm now, but I used xdm
when the problem surfaced.
Any idea? I seem the only one with this problem. As for now, I'm
sticking with KDE, but I need/want GNOME.
Oh, just another thing that may be related, but I don't think is, but
anyway is annoying: when I go to the desktop properties and hide my
icons from the KDE desktop my GNOME desktop comes along, with all the
icons (just some of them are blank, since gnome is not completely
loaded) (and yes, keyboard works). Moreover the GNOME desktop picture
comes up when I turn off my PC: why? Is a part of GNOME being loaded
aside with kde/kdm?
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