weird keyboard lock in X

Brad Hards bhards at
Sat Apr 6 18:42:46 EST 2002

On Fri, 5 Apr 2002 15:18, Everard Edwards wrote:
> Every now and then (once every few days) my keyboard locks up in X,
> capslock lights etc won't even change.  However, the computer is running
> fine I can logout of X using the mouse and WM menu, but obviously can't
> reboot from the command line (I don't use runlevel 5) as I don't get the
> keyboard back when exiting X, I can reboot it from the other machine on my
> home network though, but that is rather a pain.  My guess is that some
> program is locking the keyboard then not releasing it when it closes (is
> that possible?), but there doesn't seem to be any pattern to it. 

I had problems with X lockups (especially with apps from kdenetwork, which 
seemed to trigger it every ten minutes or so). This was with the RH7.2 
default X install. I fixed it with a (source) install of X 4.2.0



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