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Re: [LUG] Laptop problem


On 05/12/17 07:54, leloft wrote:

Have you updated X11 recently?  Are the mouse and keyboard usb?  If
they are, try unplugging them and putting them into a different socket
and force the system to find them afresh.  If they do start working,
then take a look at these two links: it may be that you need to
install xserver-xorg-legacy.
There's a Debian bug report here:
and a discussion thread here
If you aren't using a display manager to grant root rights to X11, you
may need:
  #echo "needs_root_rights=yes" >> /etc/X11/Xwrapper.config
to get it working from the console with '$startx'.



The machine is a laptop, and there is no external keyboard in use. I will have a look at that report. My wife is the only user on that machine so she does have root rights.

I have my own spare laptop in use, with an SSD, so I am considering adding my wife as a second user. That way she can use my machine while I am sorting all this out.


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