[xmonad] Keyboard and mouse dying

Devin Mullins me at twifkak.com
Tue Jul 8 12:54:45 EDT 2008

On Tue, Jul 08, 2008 at 11:13:08AM -0300, Maur??cio wrote:
> When using xmonad, sometimes my mouse
> and keyboard stop answering, to the
> point that I have to reboot the computer.

Hrm, that's bad. I haven't had that happen since around 0.3. One thing
that caused problems was hitting mod-q while a child process (e.g. a
spawned dzen) was running.

I'm not sure how to debug this -- perhaps there is relevant info in your
Xorg log or in the stdout/stderr of xmonad? (You may need to capture
it in your xinitrc.)

When you say they stop answering, does the mouse cursor actually freeze,
or does xmonad just stop moving the red border based on it?  Perhaps
make a keybinding that does nothing but putStrLn "hello!" and see if
that works? (Perhaps it's the graphics driver that's freezing and not
the input drivers.)

Obviously if you can narrow down the context, that'd be good.

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