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, ...
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