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Bug#169427: xserver-xfree86: not enabling "AllowMouseOpenFail" can cause X fail to have a keyboard if _mouse_ is not plugged in

tag 169427 - patch
tag 169427 + moreinfo upstream

On Sun, Nov 17, 2002 at 06:57:03AM +0100, Tomas Pospisek wrote:
> Package: xserver-xfree86
> Version: 4.2.1-3
> Severity: normal
> Tags: patch

Why did you tag this bug "patch" when there is clearly no patch include?

> when one starts a machine with ps2 mouse and keyboard it can happen that
> X will *not* activate the keyboard when the mouse has not been plugged
> in at boot time.
> That means that VT will work, but X will be completely without input and
> there will be no trace of a probleme neither in the logs nor anywhere
> else. Even CTRL-Alt-[Del|F1|Backspace] will not show any sign making it
> impossible to cleanly shutdown the machine without a network.
> The cause of this is very hard to track down.

I've never heard of this problem before.

> 1. Please _do_ include:
>    Section "ServerFlags"
>         Option "AllowMouseOpenFail"  "true"
>    EndSection
>    in the default XFConfig-4. This comes from the Knoppix CD, where I
>    tracked it down, since Debian's and Knoppix X were behaving
>    differently despite everything else being the same.

I'll take it under advisement.

>    Even better would be if this was _on_ by default in the _xserver_
>    itself.

That's an upstream issue, worth pursuing with XFree86 upstream; on the
xpert@xfree86.org list for instance.

> 2. Please also _do_ log the problem clearly in the log files:
>    "Mouse not found - disabling keyboard"
> Took me 18 hours to figure out.

Another upstream issue.

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