Re: Where is the table Xorg.conf located (Squeeze)?
On 2011-07-16 20:31 +0200, lee wrote:
> Sven Joachim <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Ah, now I think I see what you mean. I didn't express myself very
> well. My intention was to make a general statement that input devices
> are very likely not to work correctly without an xorg.conf.
This is a rather bold statement, given that running without an xorg.conf
has been the default for quite some time. Do you really think this does
not work for the majority of users?
>> Apparently you had figured it out at some time already; try bisecting
>> your xorg.conf until…
> No, I hadn't. The keyboard didn't work, and I fixed that.
If you don't set AutoAddDevices to off in xorg.conf, any configuration
for the kbd driver will be ignored. Have you been aware of that?
> Again, what's the alternative to what I specified for the keyboard in
> xorg.conf? Is there automatic and correct detection of all keyboards
Not automatic (the layout cannot really be guessed), but it's done in
/etc/default/keyboard. The advantage of that approach is that you have
the same keyboard layout in X and on the console. I think
keyboard-configuration will migrate your settings from xorg.conf, but
it's been a while since I've done that.
> And another example: How do you disable DontZap if not in your
XKBOPTIONS="terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp" in /etc/default/keyboard, for
instance; "dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration" gives you a dialog
to enable that option.
>> …your keyboard does not work anymore. Hint: look for "AutoAddDevices".
> ,---- [man 5 xorg.conf ]
> | Option "AutoAddDevices" "boolean"
> | If this option is disabled, then no devices will be added from
> | HAL events. Enabled by default.
> How about udev?
The same holds for udev; the manpage is not up to date, it seems.