lost X11 input from kybd-SOLVED!
chuckr at chuckr.org
Thu Dec 27 15:14:39 PST 2007
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आशीष शुक्ल Ashish Shukla wrote:
> ,--[ On Thu, Dec 27, 2007 at 04:41:18PM -0500, chuckr wrote:
> | I'm running FreeBSD-current. I updated about 30 hours ago, did a
> | rebuild of world and the kernel (without changing my kernel config file
> | at all. I have to explain that I start my X11 via startx, I dislike
> | using anything like xdm (or kdm,gdm etc) so I always use startx, relying
> | on a ~/.xinitrc I have doctored nicely, to get me into kde. Well, like
> | I normally do, I loeed in as root on ttyv0, my user "chuckr" on ttyv1,
> | and then did the startx as chuckr on ttyv1. Everything started up fine,
> | but when I tried to kill an accientally started xterm, I found I
> | couldn't kill it with a control-D. After a bit of experimentation, it
> | became obvious that I coulld get no keyboard input. Thank god I can
> | still use the mouse perfectly, so I can kill X11 for troubleshooting via
> | the mouse fine. After I did that, I found that all my keyboard input
> | which hadn't shown up on any xterm was pasted instead on the screen of
> | ttyv1, from which I'd started up X11 to begin with.
> | So, I can't get my keyboard input to go to X11. I would REALLY love any
> | guesses at all about why this is, because I can';t use X now on
> | FreeBSD, and that's my mailer. I am using a poor replacement for this
> | now, so I would really like to know what's causinbg this ...
> | Oh, I have to add, I tried rolling the kernel back to kernel.old, no
> | differentce, it;s still bad. I tried (after moving kernel.old back to
> | kernel) to download and install a new world and kernel. Still fails
> | also. I need some help here, badly.
> Very basic guess, but does your xorg.conf is reconfigured recently,
> check for something like following in xorg.conf:
Nice guess, but no, no changes in my xorg.conf file. Doesn't amtter too
much, because I've solved the problem.
I recalled a change I made in my config file about 2 weeks ago. I figued
it was too minor to count, so I completely forgot I even did it until I
wemt looking thru my kernel config with an eye towards hackery, then I
remembered that one line I'd added, to restrict the number of virtual
terminals to 8. That's what used to be standard, way back when, but I
recently saw in the manual that the default's now 16. I know that X
servers make use of the highest free terminal, and it COULD be possible
that someone coding that up decided not to check the number, just to reply
on a default ... now that the problem has disappeared (with only that one
change, so it's a certainty what fixed it), I have a bit of a suspicion
about that code now.
Ahh, heck, who cares. Least it works. Thanks for the effort.
> Section "ServerLayout"
> Identifier "single head configuration"
> Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
> InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
> Section "InputDevice"
> Identifier "Keyboard0"
> Driver "kbd"
> Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
> Option "XkbLayout" "us"
> Anyways, have you tried 'xinit xterm', to see if X11 is receiving
> keyboard input, without KDE ? see, if there're any suspecting error
> messages, in your /var/log/Xorg.0.log
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