Cannot type at login at boot
Posted on 2004-09-12
A while ago I tried to shutdown Slackware from inside KDE and one of the apps hung (Knemo).
When I rebooted, slackware performed a check and said Duplicate or bad block in use and then it just stopped.
Because I was just testing slackware out, I formatted the partition and install Slackware 10.0 again.
The installation worked perfectly. You're asked to remove the cd-rom and press ctrl+alt+delete to reboot, no problem so far.
But now something strange happened, I cannot type anymore at the login. It just completely ignores anything I type. Even pressing NumLock doesn't do anything (no LEDs lighting up).
I tried installing it again and again, and every time it's the same. Even if I try to go directly to KDE (at Lilo I choose another runlevel: 4). If xorg is configured, it hung at the login screen of KDE
my keyboard is connected via PS/2 and hotplug is running, so I guess it should work.
the most weird thing is that at one time I installed it, it did work. but then I got into KDE and it hung again
even if I turn num-lock on at booting, I can't even turn it off. So it doesn't look like it just doesn't find my keyboard, but it looks like it crashed.