FreeBSD 5.4 X Org Fluebox Keyboard dont respond?

perikillo perikillo at
Tue Jun 14 15:43:38 GMT 2005

 For some problems with my last installation i decide to install again the 
system, freebsd 5.4 Release,
make the cvsup to update my tree, compile my kernel to add my sound card and 
other things, install my ports and them upgrade my ports:

test$ cd /usr/ports
test$ make update

The system update my ports. Ok this is only information, because i install 
Xorg from packages, the only thing i didnt install was the "Print Server" 
from the options, them use:

test$ xorgconfig

Setup my X system, every thing was right, write my file. I make the test:

test$ startx

My X system start, but still any answer from the keyboard, my mouse is 
working good, but the problem is that i cannot shutdown the X system using 
the "Ctrl+Atl+Backspace" because my Kbd is not working, i try to use the 
mouse menu to shutdown the system but no answer, the last thing to do was 
use the Reset button, is hard to make that decision, but was the only thing 
do. I read again the Xorg log under /var/log/ but i dont see any problems 
with the Kbd or mouse settings.

After that, i decide to make the buildworld, after some hours i finish the 
installworld, builkernel+installkernel,mergemaster, my upgrade process was 
correct, any problems, them i decide to test again with my X system:

test$ startx

Any errors, but the system dont do nothing, any message or errors. Today 
after work i will try what fisher say using the XDM. Any information about 
this issue will be apreciated. In this moment my system dont have any 
Desktop system, only Xorg.

Hey Fisher, did you install the xorg from ports or packages..?

Good day to all.

On 6/13/05, Bernhard Fischer <bernhard.fischer at> wrote:
> Hy,
> 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.
> Regards,
> bh
> 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
> > <><>site.
> >
> > 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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