xorg-server-1.7.1 is causing my keyboard to print weird random characters
Steps to Reproduce:
1.install xorg-server-1.7.1. Since I'm only in colnsole using links2 I can only send the xorg.conf and X log through dpaste. I changed the kernel, nvidia-drivers, re-re-builded input-drivers: mouse, evdev, keyboard and dbus and hald and the same happens. dpaste.com/115071 and dpaste.com/115072. If I need to provide more info plese let me know
What is the output of
$ eselect opengl list
Also your log shows different build and current systems. Are you sure you rebuild the modules against the kernel you want to use. Remember to use a recent enough kernel with latest X. By the way what sort of random chars are you getting?
Additionally to the things requested in comment 1, attach "emerge --info xorg-server". Also attach the things in the pastbin, please don't use pastbins on bugzilla.
CXX: x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-g++ 4.4.1
CXXFLAGS: -march=athlon64 -O2 -pipe -pedantic
C++ Library: GNU libstdc++ 20090722
Linux cuci 2.6.30-gentoo-r4 #3 SMP Sat Aug 22 13:22:29 EEST 2009 x86_64 AMD Athlon(tm) Dual Core Processor 4850e AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
Config dir: /etc/paludis
World file: /var/db/pkg/world
dev-java/java-config: 1.3.7-r1 2.1.9-r1
dev-lang/python: 2.4.4-r9 2.5.4-r2 2.6.3 3.1.1-r1
sys-devel/autoconf: 2.13 2.63-r1
sys-devel/automake: 1.10.2 1.11 1.5 1.6.3 1.7.9-r1 1.8.5-r3 1.9.6-r2
virtual/os-headers: 2.6.30-r1 (for sys-kernel/linux-headers::installed)
Created attachment 209094 [details]
Created attachment 209095 [details]
eselect opengl list:
Available OpenGL implementations:
 xorg-x11 *
Linux cuci 2.6.30-gentoo-r4 #3 SMP--this first appeared on 2.6.31-gentoo-r4 but I thought I made some bad config and reverted to this one...but I guess not
the random characters I'm getting are both alfanumericals and punctuations, and although I press the same key many times every time I get a different result
(In reply to comment #6)
> eselect opengl list:
> Available OpenGL implementations:
>  nvidia
>  xorg-x11 *
> Linux cuci 2.6.30-gentoo-r4 #3 SMP--this first appeared on 2.6.31-gentoo-r4 but
> I thought I made some bad config and reverted to this one...but I guess not
That shows you are not using the nvidia-glx module.
Well, decide which kernel you will use by
# eselect kernel set "whatever u wish"
build the modules against them, and then do
# eselect opengl set nvidia
to use the nvidia driver.
Where are you getting the weird characters exactly?
I did an eselect on both kernel and opengl...fixed it to use nvidia properly but the same happens. The chars I'm getting are not weird...sorry english is not my first language: are just random and unexpected: pressing t twice will print &8=aT first then backspace and b, for instance.
Please don't close this as I need my desktop pc, and I will provide any further info you may need
(In reply to comment #9)
> Where are you getting the weird characters exactly?
Please actually answer this question.
And closing a bug doesn't mean I don't care. In this case, it means I need more information to actually _understand_ what's going on.
I did answered
No, you didn't say _where_. Which application? You're giving me almost nothing here on what the bug looks like to you.
Ah...sorry. So the first I saw it in kdm-svn version, and thought maybe it was only a kde bug, but I installed fluxbox and in xterm it was the same: key-pressing shows random characters.konsole svn version also shows the same out put
You should fix your xorg.conf first. You're adding your own mouse and keyboard driver, yet HAL still adds devices of its own.
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(==) ServerLayout "X.org Configured"
(**) |-->Screen "Screen0" (0)
(**) | |-->Monitor "Monitor0"
(**) | |-->Device "Card0"
(**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard0"
(**) |-->Input Device "Mouse0"
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ from your xorg.conf
(==) Automatically adding devices
(==) Automatically enabling devices
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ from HAL
And then, your keyboard driver is completely misconfigured.
# generated from default
Option "KcbRules" "xorg"
^^^ wrong too
So please read http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/desktop/x/x11/xorg-server-1.5-upgrade-guide.xml to properly configure Xorg to use HAL and evdev.
I'm pretty sure your issues will go away once you've properly configured HAL and Xorg.
ok so I mangled in xorg.conf also: replaced xbd with evdev, removed input device sction of the keyboard, removed xorg.conf all together, but I get the same thing. I mangled in /etc/hal/.../*.fdi removed the policy folder restarted hald and X and the same thing happened
Could you attach your Xorg.0.log when you're not using any xorg.conf?
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xorg log for xorg with no xorg.con file
I can get X started without conf file only with nv driver not with the nvidia one. I have recompiled xorg-drivers with nv -nvidia use flags and removed nvidia-drivers package
It was after all a broken pkg problem: I have done a paludis --dl-reinstall always everything and now I can happly type in X, with nvidia driver loaded
Thanks for the follow up. :)