Re: X.org keyboard problem
- From: Christopher Browne <cbbrowne@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2006 05:38:53 -0800
> Christopher Browne wrote:
>> I have recently been running into a keyboard problem on my laptop
>> running 5.4 and x.org...
>> When I run startx, as user 'cbbrowne,' it decides not to properly map
>> the keyboard. I have two choices:
>> - If I press normal keys on the keyboard, it chooses to switch
>> between resolutions
>> - The only other thing I can do is [ctrl]-[alt]-[Backspace], to
>> If I'm logged in as root, all is well.
>> The stderr output from xinit is, as follows; note that the xkbcomp
>> complaints do not occur if I am logged in as root.
>> I don't see anything in .xinitrc or such that seems relevant...
>> (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
>> (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sun Jan 22 21:23:22 2006
>> (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
>> expected keysym, got XF86_Switch_VT_1: line 8 of xfree86
> The Xorg stuff runs different xorg.conf files for root and the normal
> users. I think the set that root uses are in root's home directory,
> while the ones you show the results of are in /etc as shown above.
> It sounds like the etc/xorg.conf copy has gotten corrupted somehow.
> You might try copying root/xorg.conf to /etc before you start X or at
> least diff'ing the two to see where the differences in the files are.
> Good Luck,
That was one of the possibilities I was thinking about; the thing is,
the log that I get, running as root, is thus...
X Window System Version 6.8.2
Release Date: 9 February 2005
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.8.2
Build Operating System: FreeBSD 5.4 i386 [ELF]
Current Operating System: FreeBSD mobile.int.cbbrowne.com 5.4-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE #0: Sun May 8 10:21:06 UTC 2005 root@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386
Build Date: 04 April 2005
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.X.Org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sat Jan 28 13:15:58 2006
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
That last line tells me that it *is* using the same xorg.conf file in
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