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July 11th, 2009, 23:18
My PS/2 keyboard works fine on console mode, but when I go into X windows or Gnome desktop the keyboard stopped working, my ps/2 mouse works just fine, I can open up terminal window but can't seem to type anything in. I am running 7.2 release that I downloaded a few days ago. Any help is greatly appreciated.
July 11th, 2009, 23:38
I noticed a couple of times, the keyboard works right after Gnome starts up, I can type in Xterm window but then the keyboard stops working all together in about a minute or two.
July 20th, 2009, 06:57
My mouse and keyboard don't work at all. But when I add these lines to the head of my xorg.conf, they work.
Option "DontZap" "Off"
Option "AllowEmptyInput" "Off"
Option "AutoAddDevices" "Off"
Option "AutoEnableDevices" "Off"
July 20th, 2009, 07:40
That's because Xorg 7.4 uses HAL to detect keyboards and mice. Just add to /etc/rc.conf:
You'll need those anyway for KDE, GNOME and XFCE.
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