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

From: Gary Jennejohn <gljennjohn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 12:27:52 +0200
On Wed, 14 Jul 2021 17:44:04 +0200
Gary Jennejohn <gljennjohn_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> 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 a bit outdated at this point: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.
>

That was a fluke.  When I tried to start Xorg 1.20.11 today the
mouse and keyboard didn't work.  I have no idea why it all of
a sudden worked yesterday but not today.  I ran Xorg -version
yesterday to verify that the new server was really running.

Thanks to your shell script I found out that two libraries were
missing, something which I would expect to be automatically taken
care of by an update of xorg-server.  So I installed them (thanks to
pkg).

I also changed kern.evdev.rcpt_mask to 6, as recommended by your
fantastic script.

Now xorg-server starts up successfully.

Thanks for the help!

-- 
Gary Jennejohn
Received on Thu Jul 15 2021 - 10:27:52 UTC

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