GDM ignoring keyboard input (mostly)

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at
Sat Apr 26 08:59:40 PDT 2003

On Sat, 2003-04-26 at 04:46, Mark Dixon wrote:
> Hi,
> My 5.0-CURRENT system is having difficulties. When it boots up, it 
> starts GDM automatically, but most of the time, GDM (X/ gnome?) 
> completely forgets about the keyboard. This means that its impossible to 
> enter a username, or move to a termial (Ctrl-Alt-x). The only key 
> combination that does work is ctrl-alt-del (I'm on i386, btw). I rebuilt 
> current a few days ago, but thet didn't seem to make any difference, and 
> all my X / Gnome2 related ports have been portupgraded.
> The keyboard _is_ working, as booting up in single user mode, or not 
> starting gdm works fine. On the odd occasiom, gdm does work as well. 
> There doesn't seem to be much logic to it.
> Has anyone seen anything like this? Anyone know whats going wrong?

How are you starting GDM?


> Mark
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