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

From: Michael Gmelin <freebsd_at_grem.de>
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2021 08:36:14 +0200
> On 16. Jul 2021, at 08:17, Gary Jennejohn <gljennjohn_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 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 a bit outdated at this point: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.
> 

The default of 12 should work just fine when using libinput (the script just gives a hint to try 6 in case it doesn’t).

Michael

> -- 
> Gary Jennejohn
Received on Fri Jul 16 2021 - 06:36:14 UTC

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