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Re: x : keyboard not working

On Fri, Oct 06, 2017 at 05:02:45PM +0200, tomas@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 06, 2017 at 08:22:41PM +0530, Mayuresh Kathe wrote:
> [X keyboard not working]
> This depends on a couple of things. E.g. is your X using X input?

The more likely candidate is a lack of focus on the correct window.
Depending on the window manager in use, and how it's configured, you
may either need to click on a window, or have the mouse pointer
constantly hovering on that window, in order to be able to type there.

The former behavior is called "click to focus", and should be familiar
to Microsoft Windows users.

The latter behavior is called "focus follows mouse", and is the
more traditional X window manager behavior.

If you actually start X without ANY window manager, you get a borderless
xterm window in the upper left corner.  In order to type in that window,
you will need to move the mouse so that it's inside the window.