Re: mouse and keyboard fail to work with xorg-server-1.20.11_3,1

From: Gary Jennejohn <gljennjohn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 17:44:04 +0200
On Wed, 14 Jul 2021 17:04:44 +0200
Michael Gmelin <freebsd_at_grem.de> wrote:

> On Wed, 14 Jul 2021 16:00:55 +0200
> Gary Jennejohn <gljennjohn_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > So, I made the mistake of updating firefox today, which resulted in a
> > forced installation of xorg-server-1.20.11_3,1.
> > 
> > Unfortunately, neither the keyboard nor the mouse worked, even after I
> > pkg installed xf86-input-keyboard-1.9.0_4 and
> > xf86-input-mouse-1.9.3_3.
> > 
> > Luckily, I had a full backup of /usr/local which I could restore to
> > get a working Xorg.
> > 
> > Still, it seems rather strange that both the keyboard and mouse
> > stopped working even after I installed the supposedly relevant
> > drivers.
> > 
> > Or maybe those aren't the correct drivers?  
> 
> They aren't, xorg moved to libinput. Maybe all you need is:
> 
>     pkg install xf86-input-libinput
> 
> > 
> > So, does anyone know what I have to do to get a working keyboard and
> > mouse with the new xorg-server?
> >   
> 
> Depends on your version of the OS/installed packages. If installing
> libinput won't do the trick, you could try a little tool I wrote last
> year to help debugging Xorg's config after the migration. It's probably
> a bit outdated at this point:
> https://github.com/grembo/xorg-udev-setup-check
> 
> See also:
> https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=196678
> Google: kern.evdev.rcpt_mask domain:lists.freebsd.org
> 

Thanks, but as I reported in a follow-up post I got it working.

And libinput was already installed.

-- 
Gary Jennejohn
Received on Wed Jul 14 2021 - 15:44:04 UTC

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