FreeBSD 5.4 X Org Fluebox Keyboard dont respond?

Bernhard Fischer bernhard.fischer at
Mon Jun 13 06:58:51 GMT 2005


I can confirm your problem for FreeBSD 5.4 amd64-RC3 and I got the same 
problem with a Linux 2.6.8 on an ASUS-Laptop.

Unfortunately I've no good solution but I'm fairly sure that the problem is 
related to the and not the OS.
I think there's something wrong in the communication between the keyboard 
driver of the OS and the X server and (on my machines) it always apeared only 
when booting directly into X running xdm from inittab or /etc/rc.d.

I figured out that booting to command line and then starting X manually (by 
typing xdm on a root shell) will not cause the problem.


On Sunday 12 June 2005 11:24, perikillo wrote:
>  Hi all.
> I upgrade my Freebsd 5.3 Release to 5.4 Release using the cvsup system,
> make the buildworld+buildkernel+installkernel, and the others things, on
> that time my system was with the cvsup port only, them upgrade my ports,
> after the upgrade i decide to setup the Xorg server 6.8.2 Package + Fluebox
> ports. Follow the handbook setup and everything was good.
> But went i start fluxbox the system start but my keyboard dosent respond to
> any thing, all the keys are disable, if i press many times one key dont
> make any noise, dont respond to Ctrl+Alt+Backspace even to Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
> I read about on google, i make a lot of change on the /etc/X11/xorg.conf in
> the keyboard label, change the driver to "keyboard" to "kbd" and vice
> versa, use a different type of Option's, us the default config from
> I check the /var/log/X?? log file but dont see any error about the
> settings.
> I really dont know what more to do, any help and information i will
> apreciate.
> My Computer:
> Motherboard P6SBA
> Pentium II
> Mouse USB This is working good
> kbd PS/2
> Freebsd 5.4 Release
> Thanks to all.
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