Keypad no longer works under X
Donald T Hayford
don at donhayford.com
Fri Apr 7 18:16:23 UTC 2006
Kevin Kinsey wrote:
> Vayu wrote:
>> On Thursday 06 April 2006 19:47, Donald T Hayford wrote:
>>> My numeric keypad no longer works under X
>> Since when?
> And, I have to ask, since you didn't mention it ... you've
> replaced the keyboard to rule out hardware issues?
>>> except as a way to move the mouse cursor (i.e., no 1-9, etc). The
>>> LED changes states when pushed. I've searched through the X.org
>>> site but haven't found anything of use. Does anybody know how to
>>> fix this? My xorg.conf looks like this:
>>> /Section "ServerLayout"
>>> Identifier "X.org Configured"
>>> Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
>>> InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
>>> InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
>>> <some other stuff>
>>> Section "InputDevice"
>>> Identifier "Keyboard0"
>>> Driver "kbd"
>>> <more stuff>
>>> I'm running FreeBSD 6.1-PRERELEASE, with X version 6.9.0. I use KDE
>>> as the X desktop.
>>> Thanks for your help,
>>> Don Hayford
> I sure don't see anything there that gives a clue. Have you tried
> and duplicated the problem with a different WM?
> Kevin Kinsey
I built and installed gnome2-lite and the keypad works correctly. It
also works correctly under Fedora Core 4 (dual-boot machine. Sorry I
didn't mention that earlier).
So, I suppose I should apologize to X.org and change the title to
"Keypad no longer works under KDE 3.5". I presumed the problem was with
X and not KDE since I had such trouble with my mouse when I upgraded X
to R6 and then saw that X had recently changed the keyboard driver. I
don't know exactly when it stopped working, but I'm guessing when I
upgraded from KDE 3.4 to 3.5 in early February, 2006.
I googled "kde keypad problem" and found a reference that suggested
hiding (renaming) the .kde subdirectory and the ,kderc file, both in the
user's home directory. When I restarted X, I had to go through the kde
setup again, but the keypad works now.
You guys are geniuses.
Thanks for your time,
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