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

From: Niclas Zeising <zeising+freebsd_at_daemonic.se>
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 21:14:09 +0200
On 2021-07-15 12:27, Gary Jennejohn wrote:
> 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 a bit outdated at this point: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.

Which libraries were missing?

kern.evdev.rcpt_mask should be 12, it is the default of all supported 
FreeBSD versions which use evdev.

Regards
-- 
Niclas
Received on Thu Jul 15 2021 - 19:14:09 UTC

Original text of this message