I have just set up a new computer. I have X set up and am running ratpoison because I like it and to save on resources. This setup mirrors my other computer.
Unfortunately, on this computer, if I have X started, whatever I type in my console affects the X session. So, as I type this message in the console using mutt, it is also appearing in a leafpad window in X. Also, when I press keys like alt+left arrow to go back in firefox, or alt+f2 which I have bound to a run dialog, it switches to the console. When I switch back to X, in the case of the alt+F2 shortcut, the run dialog is opened.
I have searched the net vigorously, and although I can find people who have the same problems, I haven't found a solution. does anyone have a suggestion for what may be happening here, and hopefully how to fix it?