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Re: [vox-tech] keyboard problems after aptitude upgrade
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Re: [vox-tech] keyboard problems after aptitude upgrade

On Monday 09 February 2009, Troy Arnold wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 09, 2009 at 12:51:13PM -0800, Dylan Beaudette wrote:
> > On Monday 09 February 2009, Troy Arnold wrote:
> > > On Mon, Feb 09, 2009 at 12:21:14PM -0800, Dylan Beaudette wrote:
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > ran aptitude upgrade this morning, and now the keyboard seems to have
> > > > a funky layout in X.org... I can use the keyboard as usual from the
> > > > console.
> > > >
> > > > Any ideas?
> > >
> > > dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg?
> > >
> > > Edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and set the Options for the input device
> > > representing your keyboard?
> > > Option "XkbLayout" "us"
> >
> > Thanks for the ideas Troy. Just tried this, without effect. The keyboard
> > appears to be setup properly in X.org...
> >
> > I just tried another keyboard, and it does the exact same thing. The
> > symptoms are very strange:
> >
> > - keys pressed several times will cause the caps lock LED to toggle
> > on/off - the number pad keys work fine
> > - the keyboard layout appears to be somewhat mixed up, although some
> > letters appear to match the keyboard
> That is funky.  Judging by your Kmail User-Agent, you might be using KDE.
> If so, you should try the kde keyboard config widget.  kcontrol for kde
> 3.5x or system settings for 4x.
> If you can't fix it quickly, try creating a new user and logging into KDE
> as that user.  If it works, then you know the issue is with something in
> your kde configs.
> A KDE brainfart actually makes more sense to me than having xorg freakout
> after an update.
> -t
> _______________________________________________

Hmmm. The problem is happening even before I login -- at the KDM login screen. 
I will try a different login manager tomorrow.



Dylan Beaudette
Soil Resource Laboratory
University of California at Davis
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