SuSE 10.1 GUI won't accept keyboard / mouse
Posted on 2010-11-09
I've got a strange problem with SuSE 10.1:
Fresh installed machine with SuSE 10.1 (no questions about the version, there are good reasons to use exactly THAT one). KDE Desktop. Configured a user, activated VNC and TELNET access and installed access to a network printer (HP JetDirect connecting a HP Color Laserjet 5500). And set up the screen resolution.
After booting the machine, the GUI login screen comes up, but it won't accept any keyboard input or mouse actions. However, switching to the console sessions tty1 ... tty6 with CTRL-ALT-F1 ... CTRL-ALT-F6 and back with CTRL-ALT-F7 works well, and the console sessions work flawless. Interestingly, when I connect to the machine form another one with VNC, I get the GUI login screen - and it is willing to accept both mouse and keyboard input.
What's wrong ?
How to fix it ?