Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Fri Feb 1 15:24:55 PST 2013

On 2/02/13 05:49 , Etienne Robillard wrote:
> On Fri, 1 Feb 2013 09:09:19 +1000
> Peter Hutterer <peter.hutterer at who-t.net> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 06:05:43PM +0000, Steven Newbury wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2013-01-31 at 09:01 -0800, Etienne Robillard wrote:
>>>> Thanks. But i didn't use --disable-config-hal... It was set to the default (auto). For that
>>>> reason I was hoping not to have to mess with hald to make the server running
>>>> again.
>>>> I guess i'll have to explicitely attempt to use the "--disable-config-hal" flag
>>>> next time I want to try a build.
>>> I'm pretty sure HAL is disabled by configure if udev support is
>>> detected.  Input hotplug requires one of the other, udev is preferred.
>> indeed that his the case (on linux). and configure will refuse to enable
>> both, but apparently it doesn't complain if you enabled neither. while a
>> potential use-case in theory, it's quite unlikely and we should warn the
>> user.
> Heck, even with "--disable-config-hal" and "--enable-config-udev" the server doesn't like
> it... I have no idea between 1.12 to 1.13.2 to refuse using udev...
> Is it possible the 1.12 stack use a internal udev library for handling basic
> input devices (keyboard/mouse) ?

nothing much has changed to the udev code since about server 1.8, so 
this is likely either a build-time failure or some change in your setup. 
Best to file a bug and attach your Xorg.log and the output of udevadm 
info --export-db


> erob at nguns:~/ncvs/x11/xserver$ head config.log
> This file contains any messages produced by compilers while
> running configure, to aid debugging if configure makes a mistake.
> It was created by xorg-server configure 1.13.2, which was
> generated by GNU Autoconf 2.69.  Invocation command line was
>    $ ./configure --prefix=/usr/local --disable-ipv6 --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var --enable-config-udev --enable-maintainer-mode --disable-config-hal
> Regards,
> Etienne

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