no keyboard nor mouse input on initial start [closed]

asked 2014-10-16 00:12:13 +0000

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I installed i3 from the Arch main repo with "pacman -S i3". I then start it up with "xinit i3" which utilizes a script almost identicalt to the one seen here on the Arch wiki(xinitrc#MakingaDE.2FWM_choice). It starts up okay, with the cursor remaining as a clock for over a minute. I don't know if this is normal or not, though I assume it is abnormal for my computer not to recognise any input at all. I couldn't move the mouse, nor could I ctrl+alt+F2 into another TTY. I tried unplugging my keyboard and mouse, but that didn't work. At some point I accidentally hit the power button which initiated a reboot. This reboot was handled by the OS as opposed to a simple power cycling.

Why is this happening, and how do I fix it?

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Closed for the following reason not a real question by Adaephon
close date 2014-10-16 06:12:30.610454


Please check if the problem goes away when you use another window manager (for example `xorg-twm`). If so, please consider [opening a bug](, as the FAQ is not the right place for that. If not, then the issue is probably with your Xorg configuration and not *i3*.

Adaephon gravatar imageAdaephon ( 2014-10-16 06:11:36 +0000 )edit