Subject: Re: Strange X11 keyboard problem (was: Re: kernel build failure
To: Matthieu Herrb <email@example.com>
From: Greywolf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/03/2000 11:55:20
On Mon, 3 Apr 2000, Matthieu Herrb wrote:
# You wrote (in your message from 3)
# > PS. Short summary of our keyboard problem:
# > * i386 -current (from around 1.4P and onwards). But I'm not saying it
# > started there, only that WE started there.
# > * Intermittently the keyboard "hangs". Only in X mode. Most often the
# > "hang" implies "no input", but sometimes it hangs in an endless
# > repeat of the last key pressed. Shooting down the X server (from
# > another machine) fixes it (at a certain cost). When "dead" switching
# > virtual terminal doesn't work (no surprise).
# Are you using xdm ? In this case you probably have a getty process
# fighting with the X server for server input.
# You should configure a wscons console for the X server, but not enable
# getty for it in /etc/ttys.
wskbd mapping will fight for the tty while a standard keyboard mapping
...although, I must admit, I've had problems with key-repeat and such
when I've run with wskbd with NO console attached.
Oh, and beware: If you attach a different brand of mouse to your
computer, be sure to re-run xf86config :-) [even if you're using
/dev/wsmouse, you need to re-run it or your kb/mouse will lock up]