gdm -- keyboard disabled

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at
Sun Jun 6 18:29:29 GMT 2004

On Sun, 2004-06-06 at 14:25, Conrad Sabatier wrote:
> I've already checked the archives re: this issue, but if anyone posted a
> resolution to the problem, I didn't see it.
> If I use the script in /usr/X11R6/etc/rc.d to start gdm at boot time,
> the keyboard refuses to work.  I can't even switch to a console to see what's
> going on, or reset the system with Ctrl-Alt-Delete; the keyboard just goes
> completely dead.
> This is under a freshly updated 5.2-CURRENT, with a freshly updated GNOME 2.6.1
> install.
> Anyone know what's going on with this?

If this is a GNOME 2.4 upgrade, make sure you're using the factory
gdm.conf.  You may also want to reinstall gnomecontrolcenter2 then
libgnome to see if that helps.  Also, make sure gdm is not linked to any
old libraries in /usr/local/lib/compat/pkg.


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