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Re: x : keyboard not working




On Fri, Oct 06, 2017 at 11:08:07AM -0400, Greg Wooledge wrote:
> 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.
> 

in this case, you can rule out that candidate.
i have been working with unix and unix-like systems since 1997, have
been aware of that mouse-focus scenario. :)
nevertheless, followed your advice, and did click on the window under
"mwm" and hovered over the window under "twm", neither provided me with
the required support for keyboard input.

for that matter, even "ctrl+alt+backspace" doesn't work to shutdown the
x server. :(

~mayuresh