Subject: USB keyboard + wscons issues
To: None <email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Sean Davis <email@example.com>
Date: 10/30/2005 03:06:23
I wasn't sure if this is i386 specific or not, so it's going to both lists.
Anyhow, I've discovered a problem since switching to a USB keyboard: if I'm
running in X, and I switch virtual consoles to a normal text console while X
is still running, the keyboard is totally unresponsive.
my Keyboard entry in XF86Config is:
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "Protocol" "wskbd"
Option "Device" "/dev/wskbd"
I'm running 3.99.10, on an A7V880 motherboard with an Athlon XP 2700+ and
1GB ram (just in case it's a usb controller issue, which i doubt) with a Sun
Type 6 USB (unix layout) keyboard.
A couple questions:
1) is there any command to switch virtual consoles from a text console? for
example, right now, if I accidentally switch out of X, I have to ssh in from
another machine and kill off kdm to get the keyboard back. I suspect that if
I could merely switch back to the console X is running on, it'd be fine.
2) is it possible to (without modding the kernel) change the key combo
required to switch virtual consoles? I commonly use shift-alt-f3 to maximize
konsoles in KDE, and it's easy to hit control instead of shift by mistake.