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My USB keyboard stopped being detect by X.Org X Server [closed]

asked 2016-02-20 17:24:52 -0500

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updated 2016-04-10 17:03:44 -0500

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I am absolutely sick to the back teeth of X.

For no reason whatsoever my own machine decided to cease to function with my USB keyboard, which was bypassed by going to a PS/2 one, and just now, I swapped the graphics card my my daughter's machine and, guess what, mouse works, keyboard doesn't.

Going back to the old card makes no difference.

Honestly, I'm getting so weary of these stupid issues I just wan to go and buy Windows 10 and be done with it.

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Closed for the following reason not a real question by davidva
close date 2016-02-20 18:13:32.483196



—and your question for this questions-and-answers site was … ? Try Wayland instead. It’s a login option in Fedora 23. Click the little gear on the login screen, and choose GNOME on Wayland.

Aeyoun gravatar imageAeyoun ( 2016-02-20 17:38:41 -0500 )edit

Yes, I know, I should have asked a specific question. My original outburst was a pure rant, borne of frustration, I am human after all.

At home I have 5 machines running Fedora, and a Mint machine in my office, so, I have my work cut out solving problems - which are added to my normal workload - and having to explain technical issues to a 12 year old girl.

USB keyboards and mice cause proper issues with Linux and that's not really a good situation. One update or install can convert the best of what silicon valley has to offer into an inert box of frustration

ultra gravatar imageultra ( 2016-02-20 17:58:18 -0500 )edit

BIOS problem? check it, reset the CMOS, and replace the CMOS battery... These batteries do not last forever; when the BIOS battery has low voltage changes; then the BIOS has malfunction of internal components.

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2016-02-20 18:25:58 -0500 )edit

No, it's not a BIOS problem davidva, this the same issue on two totally different motherboards, one Intel, one AMD. And, thanks for closing the are exactly why people continue to use Windows.

ultra gravatar imageultra ( 2016-02-20 20:31:54 -0500 )edit

@ultra sorry but your question "isn't a real question". It is written in a hostile manner, and others might take advantage and start a "flaming". Reformule your question and you will receive the ideal answer.

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2016-02-20 23:36:44 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-02-20 22:06:07 -0500

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updated 2016-04-08 17:56:22 -0500

tail -f /var/log/Xorg.0.log , unplug and plug usb keyboard and what logs you see in /var/log/Xorg.0.log ?

Anyway this shouldn't happen , usb keyboard shouldn't stop , we should know what happened .

X11 for Fedora 23 use new libinput , so it may be the cost of a new software ... and we should try fix it .

UPDATE 2016-04.08:
IIRC this was a problem after install steam ? if yes please comment here :
This is not one isolated case .

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