Bug#564324: xserver-xorg-input-evdev: Xorg SEGFAULT with evdev module
On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 01:44:46PM +0000, Julien Cristau wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 14:22:10 +0100, Agustin Martin wrote:
> > ...
> > > (**) "ABBHOME USB Keyboard": always reports core events
> > > (**) "ABBHOME USB Keyboard": Device: "/dev/input/mouse1"
> > > (EE) ioctl EVIOCGNAME failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device
> > > (II) UnloadModule: "evdev"
> > ...
> > Not sure if this is the same problem, but wdm gets stalled here with
> > new xorg and a possible reason is also shown above. No possibility of
> > using any key. I noticed that as above, evdev module is unloaded after
> > similar problems with my mouse here. I could only go out from there by
> > pressing the reboot button.
> The above is a red herring, it doesn't have anything to do with whatever
> bug you're seeing.
Finally found the reason for this problem, kernel evdev module was not
loaded. I have worked around this by explicitly adding evdev to
/etc/modules in my sid box.
However, until last weekend/this week, it was automagically loaded, with no
need for explicit inclusion into /etc/modules. What has changed in this time
to trigger the problem?