Fedora 10, Belkin KVM, USB Mouse/Keyboard, NVIDIA Card, OpenOffice

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Tue Feb 10 17:16:49 PST 2009

On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 01:04:06PM -0500, Kevin Johnson wrote:
> Here is the setup. I am running two different desktop computers, each with
> their own monitor, but with only one keyboard / mouse. I am using a Belkin
> KVM switch to control the keyboard / mouse function between the two. The
> switch has USB inputs and USB outputs.
> I am running Fedora10 (F1)0) on each desktop computer. Each has a different
> NVIDIA Quadro card installed, and I am running NVIDIA drivers (different
> version of each because the one card is not supported anymore).
> Everything works fine, until I launch OpenOffice on either computer. At that
> point, when I use the KVM to switch mouse / keyboard to the other desktop X
> will crash. I have not been able to reproduce this with anything other than
> the OpenOffice suite of applications.
> It has something to do with the evdev module.... here is the backtrace in
> the Xorg.0.log

The matching bug in the Red Hat bugzilla is

It's caused by (I think) a dangling pointer in the xkb geometry code, but I
have not been able to reproduce and/or track it down yet.


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