9.1-RC3 feels okay :-)

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Thu Nov 8 15:45:22 UTC 2012

On Thu, 8 Nov 2012, CeDeROM wrote:

> I have tested additional options in xorg runtime :-)
> With the patched xorg mouse driver 1.7.1 (or driver version >=1.7.2)
> situation is following:
> 1. With hald and dbus no xorg.conf file is needed. However it might bo
> option to pass some additional featutes parameters with xorg.conf.
> 2. With no hald and dbus mouse and keyboard does not work in xorg unless
> Option "AllowEmptyInput" "False" is added to  Section "ServerLayout" by
> hand in xorg.conf. Without this option input does not work even if
> xorg.conf defines it! AllowEmptyInput=False forces to detect input deviced
> by Xorg at startup.

No.  AllowEmptyInput is wrong.  It was causing so many problems that it 
has been removed from later xorg-server releases.

Option "AutoAddDevices" "Off" is the one that means "dont' use Hal to 
detect input devices".

> Thank you for this hint! This could be added to the handbook :-)
> AllowEmptyInput=False should be a default for Xorg IMO we can report it to
> the Xorg project! :-)

Really, the simplest solution is to build xorg-server with the HAL 
option disabled.  I agree that this should be the default.

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