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Bug 1978 - gdm locks keyboard when run
Summary: gdm locks keyboard when run
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: distribution
Version: 1.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-04-04 08:05 UTC by Jay Freeman
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-04-15 15:30:33 UTC

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Description Jay Freeman 1999-04-04 08:05:03 UTC
When gdm got started, and took over the main screen the
keyboard locked and the program would not allow me to type
my username/password.  Mouse still responded however.  I
attempted to switch virtual consoles, but each time I
switched I simply got the gdm window again, forcing me to go
to another computer and telnet to "fix" the problem.
This is mentioned in the redhat-devel-list as well, but I
did not find a bug entry listed for it.

BTW, gdm should be added to the component menu for bugzilla.

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 1999-04-06 00:03:59 UTC
assigned to johnsonm

Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-04-06 15:06:59 UTC
probably caused by a tab bug that we've fixed in our current
devel tree.  If you can reproduce this with gdm-1.0.0-21 or
later please reopen this bug and provide more information,
like precisely what version of gdm you are using.  Thanks.

Comment 3 scott.reimert 1999-04-15 00:19:59 UTC
I am experiencing the same condition. Fresh installation (no kernel
recompile, system reconfiguration, etc.). System boots to gdm and no
regular keyboard activity appears to work. <CTL>-<ALT>-<DEL> still

My gnome-related package versions are as follows:

The PC is a Dell Latitude XPi CD laptop with a P150, 32MB RAM.

Comment 4 Michael K. Johnson 1999-04-15 15:30:59 UTC
Fixed in XFree86- and initscripts-4.13-1

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