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

From: Gary Jennejohn <gljennjohn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2021 08:17:08 +0200
On Thu, 15 Jul 2021 13:18:56 -0600
Warner Losh <imp_at_bsdimp.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 15, 2021 at 1:14 PM Niclas Zeising <zeising+freebsd_at_daemonic.se>
> wrote:
> 
> > 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 a bit outdated at this point: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.
> >  
> 
> I asked these questions in private earlier today. Lemme summarize
> the email thread...
> 
> He wasn't sure if setting the rcpt_mask fixed it, or adding
> xf86-input-libinput-0.30.0_1 and xf86-input-evdev-2.10.6_6 ports. He got
> here by
> adding a number of ports and having a FreeBSD 13 -> 14 ABI forced
> upgrade. I think that there's nothing obvious in his setup that
> we could fix.
> 

Thanks, Warner.

To clarify things somewhat, I deleted both ports today and then
no longer had the mouse and keyboard after starting xorg-server.

Re-installing xf86-input-libinput-0.30.0_1 while keeping
kern.evdev.rcpt_mask set to 6 got me back the mouse and keyboard.

Whether using the default of 12 for kern.evdev.rcpt_mask works I haven't
tried.  But I have kbdmux in my kernel config file, so I think 6 is the right
setting for me.

-- 
Gary Jennejohn
Received on Fri Jul 16 2021 - 06:17:08 UTC

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