wblock at wonkity.com
Thu Aug 19 12:36:37 UTC 2010
On Thu, 19 Aug 2010, Ondrej Majerech wrote:
> On 19-Aug-10 13:20, Rem Roberti wrote:
>> I'm having trouble with xorg on a new 8.1 installation. I haven't
>> installed a wm yet, but when I try to call up the generic x windows by
>> typing "startx" they do indeed appear, but all three of the x windows
>> are locked up. By that I mean that there is no mouse, and no possibility
>> of entering data in the windows via the keyboard. Totally frozen. And
>> you can't get out of x in the usual manner i.e. ctrl-alt-backspace. The
>> only thing that works is ctrl-alt-del which, of course, reboots the
>> computer. Any ideas are appreciated.
The Handbook chapter describes what to do:
> "New" Xorg requires HAL and Dbus to recognize input devices by default. Do
> you have these enabled?
> Alternatively, you revert to the old, no-HAL method by adding
> Option "AutoAddDevices" "False"
> Option "AllowEmptyInput" "False"
No. Please don't use that, it's not necessary and sometimes causes
problems. AutoAddDevices "Off" by itself disables hal input device
> into your ServerFlags in xorg.conf.
Or just put them in ServerLayout.
> You might also want to add Option "DontZap" "false" into the same section as
> well to have Ctrl-Alt-Backspace working again.
I think that DontZap is back to the default, but it's now the key
combination that is unset, so setxkbmap -option terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp
is the way to fix it. But it's been a while since I've needed to kill
X manually, so haven't tried it lately.
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