@188498: u3g works, Xorg does not

Max Laier max at love2party.net
Thu Feb 12 02:18:06 PST 2009

On Thursday 12 February 2009 10:38:24 Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> I just tried @188498 on my laptop.
> The good news is that with USB2 my 3G modem works.
> The bad news is that Xorg does not, it takes no mouse or keyboard
> input.
> Interestingly, changing to a different VTY with CTRL-ALT-Fx works.
> VTY switches use SIGUSR1 as far as I remember.
> That could indicate that recent tty/syscons changes are to blame
> and that Xorg is simply not getting the events it is waiting for.

There have been serious changes in how xorg detects input (see ports/UPDATING 
20090123).  It now relies on hald to provide keyboard and mouse configuration.  
For us keyboard layout it's as simple as starting dbus and hald 
(dbus_enable="YES" hald_enable="YES") for localization you need something like 

$cat /usr/local/etc/hal/fdi/policy/x11-input.fdi 
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<deviceinfo version="0.2">
    <match key="info.capabilities" contains="input.keyboard">
      <merge key="input.xkb.layout" type="string">de</merge>

Ugly, isn't it.  Of course you want to change "de" to whatever your layout is 

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