X11 login screen receives no input from mouse or keyboard

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Fri May 23 14:04:01 UTC 2008

2008/5/21 Alex Janssen <alex at ourwoods.org>:
> Dotan Cohen said the following on 05/20/2008 03:16 PM:
>> I once had a similar situation in Fedora using the wrong (believe it
>> or not) video driver. Post your xorg.conf file. If you saved the
>> xorg.conf file from 6.06, post it as well. If you used the same file,
>> are you sure that the correct driver is even installed on the system?
>> Dotan Cohen
> I tried this with no xorg.conf and it is still disconnected from the
> keyboard and mouse. I can ctl-alt-F1 to a console.  I noticed that when
> I type at th gui login, the keystrokes show up on the black screen after
> stopping gdm.
> Alex

Is this a tablet PC? The 6.06 xorg.conf file has uncommented tablet PC
lines, which makes me suspect that this is a tablet PC. Also, have you
tried installing the trident video driver that worked in 6.06?

Dotan Cohen


A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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