Need help: Lost keyboard after xorg upgrade

Michael auslands-kv at
Mon Aug 9 23:45:16 PDT 2010


I got it working. The system was lacking "xserver-xorg-input-kbd" and 
"xserver-xorg-input-mouse". I installed them and now, together with the 
"AutoAddDevices" "Off", I have a working mouse and keyboard under X.

If I understand it correctly, I am now not using the "evdev" driver. This 
does not seem to work correctly on this laptop (MSI Wind U100).

Now, can we fix the evdev driver or shall I stay with "AutoAddDevices" 

Thanks again for the help


Michael wrote:

> Peter Hutterer wrote:
>>> Not sure if this is the same, but I tried using an xorg.conf file
>>> (instead of default: no file):
>>> Section "InputDevice"
>>>         Identifier      "Generic Keyboard"
>>>         Driver          "kbd"
>>>         Option          "XkbRules"      "xorg"
>>>         Option          "XkbModel"      "pc105"
>>>         Option          "XkbLayout"     "de"
>>>         Option          "XkbVariant"    "nodeadkeys"
>>>         Option          "XkbOptions"    "lv3:ralt_switch"
>>> EndSection
>>> Section "InputDevice"
>>>         Identifier      "Configured Mouse"
>>>         Driver          "mouse"
>>>         Option          "CorePointer"
>>>         Option          "Buttons"               "3"
>>> EndSection
>> Since 1.5 or so keyboard and mouse xorg.conf sections are ignored when
>> you have hotplugging enabled to avoid duplicate devices. so this config
>> has no effect.
>> Please try adding Option "AutoAddDevices" "off" to your server layout
>> section. this disables hotplugging and forces the server to use a
>> different driver. If that driver works, we can at least narrow down
>> what's going on here because the log looks normal.
>> Cheers,
>>   Peter
> Thanks Peter.
> I added the Option and now I have no keyboard and no mouse.
> Looking at the Xorg.0.log this seems to be explained in these lines:
> (II) LoadModule: "mouse"
> (WW) Warning, couldn't open module mouse
> (II) UnloadModule: "mouse"
> (EE) Failed to load module "mouse" (module does not exist, 0)
> (EE) No input driver matching `mouse'
> (II) LoadModule: "kbd"
> (WW) Warning, couldn't open module kbd
> (II) UnloadModule: "kbd"
> (EE) Failed to load module "kbd" (module does not exist, 0)
> (EE) No input driver matching `kbd'
> Now, either the driver names have changed or I have a problem in my
> installation.
> Full xorg.log is attached.
> Thanks
> Michael

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