On Thu, 26 Feb 2009 22:53:01 -0800 (PST), devindg <dgarcia.t...@gmail.com> wrote: I went ahead and tried your > suggestion, but the problem persists. However -- and I should have given > this more thought earlier -- I looked at the Xorg log, and it may provide > more useful information.
This is obvious: (II) config/hal: Adding input device Logitech USB Keyboard (II) LoadModule: "kbd" (II) Loading /usr/local/lib/xorg/modules/input//kbd_drv.so (II) Module kbd: vendor="X.Org Foundation" compiled for 1.5.3, module version = 1.3.2 Module class: X.Org XInput Driver ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 2.1 (**) Logitech USB Keyboard: always reports core events (**) Option "Protocol" "standard" (**) Logitech USB Keyboard: Protocol: standard (**) Option "Device" "/dev/ukbd0" (EE) Logitech USB Keyboard: cannot open "/dev/ukbd0" (EE) PreInit failed for input device "Logitech USB Keyboard" (II) UnloadModule: "kbd" (EE) config/hal: NewInputDeviceRequest failed It seems to indicate a major problem with the keyboard, which is an USB Logitech one. Do you have the (testing) option to attach a standard keyboard, a PS/2 102 key keyboard or at least a normal USB keyboard (Sun, Apple)? Because of the message (EE) Logitech USB Keyboard: cannot open "/dev/ukbd0" it seems that X (or at least HAL) cannot open the keyboard's device file /dev/ukbd0. Can you ll this file to check the existance and correct permission? % ll /dev/ukbd0 crw------- 1 root wheel 0, 121 Feb 28 02:34 /dev/ukbd Is the USB keyboard detected correctly by the system for "outside X" operations? % dmesg | grep ^ukbd ukbd0: <vendor 0x0430 product 0x0005, class 0/0, rev 1.00/1.02, addr 3> on uhub1 For my keyboard ONLY: Reporting defective since FreeBSD 7; should be: % dmesg | grep ^ukbd ukbd0: Sun Microsystems Type 6 USB keyboard, rev 1.00/1.02, addr 3, iclass 3/1 Check usbdevs -v as well. My idea would be now that X (or HAL) misdetects your keyboard and starts to do strange stuff when the Alt key is pressed because it "thinks" that it isn't the Alt key, but something else. Again, try to check with a standard keyboard, just to be sure. Final idea: Maybe the keyboard is so non-standard that it is to be considered crap (as it is for most "modern" stuff, especially from today's Logitech) and should be exchanged in favour of a regular and standard-compliant keyboard. Since the happy X upgrades, consider the HAL and DBUS stuff to be crap, too, especially when the keyboard worked as intended before the upgrade. :-) -- Polytropon >From Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"