Subject: keyboard lockup
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Carl Harris <>
List: port-i386
Date: 02/06/1996 07:52:21
I've been experiencing a quite annoying problem with XFree86 3.12 
NetBSD 1.1.  Occasionally, the keyboard gets wedged.  The mouse is 
still functional, so that I can select an "exit" function from a window 
manager menu.  When the xdm login screen returns, usually (but not always) 
the keyboard reawakens.  In case it matters, I'm using the pc3 console 

If I happen to be running xev before this phenomenon occurs, I can verify 
that no X keyboard events are being generated when the keyboard is wedged 
(no surprise there).

I tried the obvious step of replacing the keyboard, to no avail.  

Has anyone else experienced this problem?

Carl Harris
Network Engineer
CNS Research and Planning, Virginia Tech