[kde-linux] Can't read keyboard after 4.1.1 update

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Sat Sep 20 19:40:54 UTC 2008

On Saturday 20 September 2008 16:25:41 sc wrote:
> On Saturday 20 September 2008 09:13, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > I've just updated my fedora box to 4.1.1, which catastrophic results.  It
> > will not read the keyboard, so I can't login through the gui, and if I
> > log in from a console then start kde I still can't enter passwords. 
> > Mouseclicks register, but not the keyboard.
> >
> > Any ideas, anyone?
> This may be silly to suggest, but the first time it bit me I was amazed.  I
> don't know if it's a hardware thing, a linux thing, a KDE thing, or what
> exactly, but if i hold either shift key down for about 5 seconds there's a
> beep, and if I keep it down another 5 seconds there's another lower
> beep and the keyboard is completely locked out.  I have to hold down
> a shift key for another 10 seconds in order to get the keyboard back.
> I'm sure this isn't your problem, but then, not 100% sure.
:-)  I've never heard that before.  I'm pleased to say that restoring 
xorg.conf solved the problem.  I was never convinced that it's a good idea to 
remove it, in the first place :-)

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