Re: new X server doesn't find input devices
On 10/10/11 07:18, Bob Tracy wrote:
> Looking at /var/log/Xorg.0.log, I see the following I think I remember
> seeing in older X server releases:
> [ 59.191] (II) The server relies on udev to provide the list of input devices.
> If no devices become available, reconfigure udev or disable AutoAddDevices.
> Unfortunately, both keyboard and mouse are dead after "gdm" starts.
Try a minimal xorg.conf. Essentially remove everything in it.
> good news is, I can login remotely and stop "gdm", after which the
> keyboard is once again operational. Could very well be a "udev" issue.
> I remembered seeing the warning about upgrading to udev_172-1, so after
> apt-get did the upgrade, I replaced "udevd" with the patched 166-1
> version that doesn't rely on the missing/unimplemented Alpha syscalls.
I think udev 166-1 should work fine. I had xserver 1.11.1-1 working.
> If kernel version 3.1.0-rc9 has the syscall patches I saw posted here
> earlier, I'd be happy to try the new "udevd" and see if that makes a
The syscall patch has been picked up by Andrew Morton but it has not yet
been applied to the kernel. Once in the kernel we will need to also
> I'm using a minimal "xorg.conf" file that hasn't changed since February
> of 2010. The two "InputDevice" sections are as follows:
Remove all InputDevice sections---that may be needed to allow the
Xserver to use udev to look for input devices.
That's a general principle for anyone who has been continually upgrading
a much older install for some time. Reduce xorg.conf to practically
nothing. The Xserver now autodetects (via udev) all devices.