No keyboard with Gnome and (and gnome loaded behind KDE)

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at
Fri Sep 3 10:12:09 PDT 2004

On Fri, 2004-09-03 at 05:53, Esaltato wrote:
> 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):
> :::::::start message
> Error activating XKB configuration.
> Probably internal X server problem.

You need to read /usr/ports/UPDATING.


> 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?

No clue.  Perhaps somewhere you're starting Nautilus.


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