xf86-input-keyboard not working

Ingo Brückl ib at wupperonline.de
Tue Mar 17 15:05:28 PDT 2015

Ken Moffat wrote on Tue, 17 Mar 2015 17:00:16 +0000:

> 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.
> When I read that you had used "all the latest sources" I assumed
> that was for everything.

What I meant was that I've downloaded the most recent version of everything
I've installed from http://xorg.freedesktop.org/releases/individual.

> 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.

What do you mean by "old"? xf86-input-keyboard per se?

So, xf86-input-keyboard doesn't work any longer on linux systems, but
xf86-input-mouse does?

I'd assist in tracking down the issue if I just could get any help in where
to look or what to check. At least the developers should have a clue.


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