At this present time, I don't have the option of using a different keyboard. I did, however, run the various commands that you suggested. Here are the results:
ls -l /dev/ukbd0 -> crw------- 1 root wheel 0, 95 Feb 18 23:57 /dev/ukbd0 dmesg | grep ^ukbd -> ukbd0: <Logitech Logitech USB Keyboard, class 0/0, rev 1.10/15.00, addr 3> on uhub0 usbdevs -v -> http://www.nabble.com/file/p22258756/usbdevs.txt usbdevs.txt I will do some Googling around to see if this is a HAL/DBUS problem. Thanks again. Polytropon wrote: > > 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, ... > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" > > -- View this message in context: http://www.nabble.com/ALT-key-kills-window-application-tp22238102p22258756.html Sent from the freebsd-questions mailing list archive at Nabble.com. _______________________________________________ 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"