> Can anyone tell me what I can try to do to get my keyboard working under X?
> It works fine on the console so I ran dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg and
> re-sensed everything including keyboard & mouse.
> The symptom I get is that I cannot type my user name at the login splash
> screen, nor can I get to a console (cntl-alt-f1) - but I can turn the
> numslock & capslock lights on & off, so the keyboard is responding.
> The mouse is active so I can reboot & intercept grub & load a recovery
I had a similar problem some weeks ago and got the following
answer by Mikus Grinbergs that solved my problem:
On Wed, 7 Dec 2005 11:53:48 +0200 Johann Spies <js@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> After upgrading to Breezy on my Thinkpad R31 I cannot get to the
> console using Alt-Ctrl-<F1-11> as I should be able to do. (I
> use tty12 for X11 but it also happens when I try to use the more
> usual tty7).
> I have determined that it is not a gdm issue. It also happens
> when I start X11 with 'startx'.
> What went wrong?
The problem was found by Nicola Bolla <nicola.bolla@xxxxxxxxxxxx> :
Pre Breezy, /etc/X11/xkb/symbols/pc was a directory.
On Breezy, /etc/X11/xkb/symbols/pc needs to be a file.
If you have a file on your system /etc/X11/xkb/symbols/pc.dpkg-new
then (as root) :
Rename directory /etc/X11/xkb/symbols/pc (to something else)
Rename the /etc/X11/xkb/symbols/pc.dpkg-new file
Maybe that will help you.
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