when I logon my useraccount on KDE4/Suse 11.1 my keyboard doesn’t
respond to the keys I’m hitting. However the mouse works fine.
I tried plugging in other keyboards I have, but with the same result.
When I logon my rootaccount the keyboard works again…:sarcastic:
I have no idea what the actual problem is. Can someone help me?
click on next, then it jumps to letting you see the various install
screens of the DVD…on the FIRST screen select “Repair Installed
System” and hold your breath…when it is done see if your keyboard
works…if it does not, then boot from the DVD again and go to the
screen in the novell documentation following paragraph 4 and select
“Repair Installed System” and wait, then try your keyboard again…
if that does not work, then:
add a new user, then log in as that user and see if the keyboard
works then, if it does then you know it is something inside your home
directory which is messed up and with a lot of patience and use of a
tool like diff you can probably find and repair the problem…to add a
user without logging into KDE as root:
–at first boot (from hard drive) green screen type 3 and enter…
–soon you will have a log in prompt, type root and hit enter
–give your root password (you will not see what you type)
–type yast and hit enter…
–navigate Security & Users > User Management > Add and add a new
users with a password (WRITE IT DOWN) the [Finish] and
–type shutdown -r now and press enter
–your machine will reboot, then log in as the new user and see if
the keyboard works…
note: i don’t know what kind of keyboard you have but you mentioned
you had plugged in some others…don’t ever plug or unplug anything to
a mouse/keyboard/printer/serial/parallel port (USB and speaker/mic
ports are ok) while your machine is running, ever…
I’m both relieved and embarrassed to discover that my symptoms (unable to enumerate USB device; connect-debounce error; nonworking USB keyboard) as mentioned above were caused by the aluminum faceplate shorting the shell of the USB port. Pardon the interruption.