Subject: Re: eventual keyboard lockup under XFree86 4.0.2
To: Edwin Foo <>
From: Andrew Gillham <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/05/2001 11:31:13
Edwin Foo writes:
> Hello,
> I seem to have problems with my keyboard eventually locking up under XFree86
> 4.0.2 on my NetBSD 1.5/i386 system (Compaq Armada M300 laptop w/ built-in
> ATI video). Basically, the keyboard eventually stops responding after some
> period of time that the X server has been operational. This has been
> observed under multiple desktop environments, applications, and such, so I
> think it is something related to X and/or its configuration. Has anyone else
> seen such symptoms? If my XF86Config file will help, let me know and I will
> post it, although it looks fairly generic to me (and works fine on my other
> box with a Matrox card after changes to use the matrox driver instead of the
> ATI driver). I do use wsmouse, but I am not having mouse problems.

Are you sure that the X server is starting on /dev/ttyE4 rather than on
/dev/ttyE0 (and conflicting with getty/shell/console output) ?

Something like "startx -- vt05" should work for testing.

Other than the gamma problem (text consoles getting progressively darker)
I've used XFree86 4.0 in the past without any problems like this.
I'm not using right now, but I hope to convert my main machine this