why default pointer added despite configured mouse?

Peter Hutterer mailinglists at who-t.net
Mon Sep 17 06:15:58 PDT 2007

Krisztian Mark Szentes-Wanner wrote:
> Can anyone please explain why a default pointer is automatically added by 
> the X server in addition to a properly configured one? This drives me 
> crazy, it uses /dev/input/mice which is annoying in a multiseat setting.

IIRC the server version you are using did not recognise evdev as core 
pointer/keyboard capable driver. So if you don't have a device using 
"mouse" or "keyboard" driver the server will automatically add one.

> I am thankful for any help or hints on this topic, I could not find 
> anything in Bugzilla or on the net, just a hint about "AllowEmptyInput" 
> option. Currently, I use a workaround based on /dev/null and the mouse 
> input driver.

You need git master or server 1.4 (X11R7.3) for AllowEmptyInput to work.


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