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[SLUG] Re: Keyboard Lockup in X
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- Subject: [SLUG] Re: Keyboard Lockup in X
- From: Angus Lees <gusl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu Sep 14 15:12:26 2000
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On Thu, Sep 14, 2000 at 02:57:27PM +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> Small problem - my keyboard has completely cut out. There's no response from
> the keyboard at all, even to the point of Caps Lock not changing state.
> I'm using a so-far-so-good 2.4.0-test8 kernel (no troubles in the past), and
> XFree4. However, for the keyboard to be as dead as this, I'm pretty sure
> it's a kernel problem.
its probably a kernel problem, but not a bug (unfortunately).
(its been a while since anyone has mentioned GGI .. "GGI")
> Is there some kind of kernel-level keyboard reset command? I'm avoiding
> rebooting, as there's a few things I'm working on which need some keyboard
> input! And yes, I'm ssh'ing from another machine right now. 8)
try killing / restarting the X server, if you're lucky that will reset
else try alt+sysrq+r. that will probably let you type, but not see
what you're doing ;) you will probably be able to switch to a text
console and work normally tho.
either way, X is hosed.