KDM is killing my keyboard (and others)
Well.... what started as a problem with the keyboard and not being able to start compiz as different bugs ended up being related (apparently) to kdm.
When I get to kdm, all things are OK. I can write "@" (altgr + q) and can move the cursor with the keys. Also, on the VTs, everything is OK.
When I log into kde by kdm (kubuntu intrepid on a Presario V3317la with the Nvidia driver) the arrows don't work at all and altgr behaves like <intro>. Also, Compiz doesn't get to start... and that's because I didn't get DirectRendering activated (according to glxinfo). Also I always get a message about an application crashing detected by kde4d. All things apparently unrelated.
Now.... the thing that is bothering me the most is the keyboard, so I started testing. I shutdown kdm and started kde by hand:
sudo /etc/init.d/kdm stop
When i did this, I got to KDE as usual, but:
1 The keyboard is working perfectly
2 I got no error about any application crashing on the startup
3 Got DirectRendering working and could start compiz by hand: compiz --replace
Any idea of how I can solve it?