Setting up X in Gentoo causes keyboard to stop responding

Setting up X in Gentoo causes keyboard to stop responding

Post by Chris Trem » Tue, 01 Jul 2003 02:28:38


I just started to use Gentoo and am trying to get X running but am having
problems. First my specs:
AMD Athlon XP 1700+
MSI K7T266 Pro2 Motherboard (4x AGP)
NVidia GeForce 4 Ti4200 128M RAM
1 Gig Ram
Microsoft Internet Keyboard Model # RT9443
Logitech Wireless Optical Mouse Model # M-RM67A (It's Silver and Blue) using
USB connection (gets detected by Kernel in Bootup)

If I run xf86cfg it starts up the X window in about 1280x1024 and says that
if the Mouse doesn't work that the keyboard can be used. The mouse doesn't
work and the keyboard seems to freeze. I say freeze as if I tap on the Num
Lock key, it will be nonresponsive (doesn't change state) while before
running it, the led will change.

I have also tried XF86Config as well as XServer -configure and the same
thing happens. I have to physically reboot as Ctl-Alt-Backspace does not
work as well as Ctrl-Alt-F1 through F6.

In XF86Config I have selected:
Keyboard:
102 and 104 keyboard as well as MS natural
Mouse:
auto no emulate3buttons
Monitor:
Monitor capable of 1280x1074
Video card:
NVidia (nv)

I have looked through the /var/log/messages and /var/log/XFree86.0.log and
have not seen anything pop out that may give me a clue where things are
going wrong.

Is there some place else I should be looking at? Any other ideas why? Any
further info needed will be greatly appreciated!! You can respond here or
email me at my address but remove the NO SPAM!!
Guidance please!!!

Thanks
Chris
 
 
 

Setting up X in Gentoo causes keyboard to stop responding

Post by Chris Trem » Tue, 01 Jul 2003 04:17:36

I thought I should update this. I noticed that /dev/mouse was symlinked to
psaux. When I changed the mouse device setting to /dev/input/mice X started
up fine (still no mouse control) and the keyboard was functional. Now to get
the mouse working (any good examples?



using
that

 
 
 

Setting up X in Gentoo causes keyboard to stop responding

Post by Charles-He » Thu, 03 Jul 2003 04:39:47

Try specifying a protocol other than auto, e.g. ImPS/2 or PS/2 (I know it's
a USB but in my case that's what worked)
Charles-Henri