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    Default No keyboard input when logging into openSuse 11

    Hello everyone! I'm new to the world of linux and I need help with this issue that I am having.

    I'm running openSuse 11 x64 and for some reason my PS2 keyboard does not work at all in the login screen. I get no input whatsoever and the numpad/capslock/scrolllock lights only switch on when I connect the keyboard to the computer. It works fine when I go to into failsafe mode with every key working just as it would previously before this issue came up.

    I've searched for quite a bit regarding this issue but nothing worked for me. Some places had recommendations like changing things in files in places like

    /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/

    but I don't even have that folder in the X11 directory. I only have the xorg.conf folder.

    Another place recommended something like this:

    Code:
    # This is here to serve as a note to myself, and future developers.
    #
    # Any Display manager (gdm,kdm,xdm) has the following problem:  if
    # it is started before any getty, and no vt is specified, it will
    # usually run on vt2.  When the getty on vt2 then starts, and the
    # DM is already started, the getty will take control of the keyboard,
    # leaving us with a "dead" keyboard.
    #
    # Resolution: add the following line to /etc/inittab
    #
    #  x:a:once:/etc/X11/startDM.sh
    #
    # and have /etc/X11/startDM.sh start the DM in daemon mode if
    # a lock is present (with the info of what DM should be started),
    # else just fall through.
    #
    # How this basically works, is the "a" runlevel is a additional
    # runlevel that you can use to fork processes with init, but the
    # runlevel never gets changed to this runlevel.  Along with the "a"
    # runlevel, the "once" key word means that startDM.sh will only be
    # run when we specify it to run, thus eliminating respawning
    # startDM.sh when "xdm" is not added to the default runlevel, as was
    # done previously.
    #
    # This script then just calls "telinit a", and init will run
    # /etc/X11/startDM.sh after the current runlevel completes (this
    # script should only be added to the actual runlevel the user is
    # using).


    I looked at a couple other things but I don't have the startDM.sh stuff either.

    I'm running openSuse 11 x64 on an HP Proliant DL380 G5.

    Thanks in advance!

    MangoRunner

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    Default Re: No keyboard input when logging into openSuse 11

    On 2014-01-25 21:26, MangoRunner wrote:
    > I'm running openSuse 11 x64 on an HP Proliant DL380 G5.


    There is no openSUSE 11.

    There is 11.1, 11.2, 11.3, and 11.4. All are different releases.

    Code:
    cat /etc/SuSE-release
    will tell you what is.

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    Carlos E. R.
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    Default Re: No keyboard input when logging into openSuse 11

    I'm guessing it is 11.2. Here's what I got.

    "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11(x86_64)
    VERSION = 11
    PATCHLEVEL = 2"

    MangoRunner

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    Default Re: No keyboard input when logging into openSuse 11

    On 2014-01-25 22:06, MangoRunner wrote:
    >
    > I'm guessing it is 11.2. Here's what I got.
    >
    > "SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11(x86_64)
    > VERSION = 11
    > PATCHLEVEL = 2"


    Nope. That SLES 11, service pack 2.

    Not openSUSE.

    Which also means that you are at the wrong forums. Please post here
    instead: SLES/SLED forums (same
    login/pass).


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    Carlos E. R.
    (from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)

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    Default Re: No keyboard input when logging into openSuse 11

    Oops sorry about that. Thanks for pointing that out! Could a mod delete this thread please?

    MangoRunner

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