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oblivion_vr
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 7:18 pm    Post subject: mouse, keyboard dont work after kde install Reply with quote

I installed Gentoo base system. Then, i installed KDE 4
After the install I did -
rc-update add xdm default

After the restart when kde loads i get the welcome screen but my mouse and keyboard don't work.
How can i get to the command prompt instead of going to KDE?


Any help will be much appreciated
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 8:21 pm    Post subject: Re: mouse, keyboard dont work after kde install Reply with quote

Hi,

Normal way would be to use cntr-alt-F1 ( or F2, .. ) to leave X and go to a shell .

You can remove xdm from the default runlevel (using the same command but then with 'remove' instead of ' add' ).
Then reboot, and you will end up with a shell. You can then start xdm manually using
Code:
/etc/init.d/xdm start


Alex.

Note1: if you cant do this because you do not have any shell access, use the install cd and chroot into your install.

Note2: I noticed some similar behavior with mouse and keyboard some time ago: They were only recognized after startind KDE by unplugging them and then plugging them back ( after xdm or KDE started).
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Normal way would be to use cntr-alt-F1 ( or F2, .. ) to leave X and go to a shell .

You need a working keyboard for that. You could use interactive bootup or if it doesn't work login in single user mode.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jaglover wrote:
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Normal way would be to use cntr-alt-F1 ( or F2, .. ) to leave X and go to a shell .

You need a working keyboard for that. You could use interactive bootup or if it doesn't work login in single user mode.


Yes, that is why i say "the normal way". Indeed you can use interactive boot or single user, or as stated, chroot.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 7:06 am    Post subject: Re: mouse, keyboard dont work after kde install Reply with quote

oblivion_vr wrote:

After the restart when kde loads i get the welcome screen but my mouse and keyboard don't work.

Did you have xf86-input-evdev installed? Looks like it missing
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adding nox to the kernel command line should stop kdm from starting. It does look like you missed evdev.
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