xf86-input-keyboard not working

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Tue Mar 17 10:00:16 PDT 2015

On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 04:29:42PM +0100, Ingo Brückl wrote:
> Ken Moffat wrote on Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:50:33 +0000:
> > On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 02:21:39PM +0100, Ingo Brückl wrote:
> >> I've set up a LFS (Linux From Scratch) system with X Window - all the latest
> >> sources. To test X I'm using twm and xterm-316. Everything's working great
> >> with just one exception: the keyboard doesn't work at all. It does, of
> >> course, work with the linux console, and the mouse works both with the linux
> >> console and with X.
> >>
> >> I'm using xf86-input-keyboard-1.8.0 and xf86-input-mouse-1.9.1 for input (no
> >> evdev).
> >>
> > Is there a reason why you are not using evdev ?
> I want to use as much knowledge and as much settings from my old LFS as
> possible and limit the use of additional and new libraries and such.
> Ingo
When I read that you had used "all the latest sources" I assumed
that was for everything.  The old input and mouse drivers are now
expected to be used only on non-linux systems, so not many people
will have experience of them on recent linux systems.

Evdev should not cause much of a change to your own settings.

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Sometimes she went to bed as early as 6 a.m.

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