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(SOLVED!) gdm keyboard problem

Posted by rah 
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(SOLVED!) gdm keyboard problem
September 15, 2008 10:21PM
I've changed the default login manager from entrance to gdm.

Every time I start gdm, keyboard is completetly off, is impossible to login because I cannot type. The only way is autologin.
When I logoff (mouse does work), then the X session is restarted and keyboard works again (in gdm and ever).

I tried this is in two computers and both behalf the same.

Is there any special configuration in Xsession or somewhere else that could cause this effect?

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08/25/2011 03:49AM by anu.
Re: gdm keyboard problem
September 28, 2008 08:09PM
This is the solution. Thanks for nothing.

In /etc/inittab remove two lines:
7:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty7
8:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty8

This way X session runs on tty7 instead of tty9.

The usual thing is to run it on tty7 so when gmd (or xdm, slim, etc) starts, there is no keyboard because it is bound to tty7 than is already in use.

I don't see why we need so many terminals.
Re: gdm keyboard problem
September 08, 2011 05:56AM
& Thanks, for share !