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Re: Rawhide X.org - My mouse doesn't work & an interesting question...

On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 10:46:07PM -0800, Andrew Farris wrote:
> Kelly Miller wrote:
> >First, the bug; when I start the X currently in Rawhide, my mouse loses 
> >the ability to move from side to side and can only move up and down.  
> >The mouse in question is a Logitech wireless, part of the Cordless Wave 
> >desktop.  Oddly enough, the touchpad still works (it's a laptop, BTW).
> You need to be sure your mouse/keyboard is configured correctly for the 
> newer HAL auto input device handling, or to disable that option.  This may 
> be due to a mouse configuration you have setup manually in xorg.conf but is 
> being interfered with when you start X and login.  See archived mail [1] by 
> Nicholas Mailhot about some of this.
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-February/msg02131.html

FYI, when reading the above message, be very careful, or you wind up
hitting this bug next:
Xorg crashes on pressing of any key

In my case to solve this latter problem *don't* follow Nicholas's note
for step 2 or later!  You *do* want this
section in
your xorg.conf file:

Section "ServerFlags"
	Option	    "AllowEmptyInput" "True"
	Option	        "AutoAddDevices" "True"
	Option		    "AutoEnableDevices" "True"

In my case, I also need to have a section for the Synaptics touchpad.
See my xorg.conf in the referenced bugzilla.
Adding in the suggested file
turns out to be what broke hal, which is what caused the keyboard map
to be
null.  So don't do this.  Here's what I get from hal now:

$ lshal | grep xkb
  input.xkb.layout = 'us'  (string)
  input.xkb.model = 'evdev'  (string)
  input.xkb.rules = 'base'  (string)
  input.xkb.variant = ''  (string)

And this works for me.

Matt Domsch
Linux Technology Strategist, Dell Office of the CTO
linux.dell.com & www.dell.com/linux

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