[RESOLVED] Re: Xorg strange behavior

Xin LI delphij at delphij.net
Wed Feb 4 16:15:03 PST 2009

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Jung-uk Kim wrote:
> On Wednesday 04 February 2009 06:38 pm, Xin LI wrote:
>> Jung-uk Kim wrote:
>>> On Wednesday 04 February 2009 01:45 pm, Glen Barber wrote:
>>>> On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 8:13 AM, L Campbell <llc2w at virginia.edu>
>>> wrote:
>>>>> I experienced the same symptoms after the recent upgrade. I
>>>>> found that rebuilding x11-servers/xorg-server without HAL fixed
>>>>> the problem. I think there are a couple of other ways to fix
>>>>> it, but AFAIK the root of the problem is HAL not playing nicely
>>>>> with other components (ie, moused).
>>>> Interestingly, this solution did *not* work for me yesterday. 
>>>> The only solution was to install the binary xorg-server and
>>>> xorg-drivers.
>>> Please try hal-0.5.11_17, xf86-input-mouse-1.4.0_3, and
>>> xorg-server-1.5.3_4,1, which I just committed.  If the problem
>>> does not go away, please send us /var/log/Xorg.0.log.
>> I think it greatly improved the situation but not resolved
>> completely. By chance, it seems that the system would stop
>> responding to keyboard until I move mouse or the pointer stick.
>> This is a ThinkPad T61 with Logitech mouse plugged into USB.
> This is a symptom of openning /dev/sysmouse multiple times.  You have
> Option "AllowEmptyInput" "off"
> and there is a mouse section pointing to /dev/sysmouse in xorg.conf, 
> i.e., /dev/sysmouse is configured via your static configuration AND 
> via hald.
> - If you don't have to keep "AllowEmptyInput", then just remove the 
> option.  The mouse section will be ignored and hald will do the right 
> thing now.
> - If you really have to keep "AllowEmptyInput" for some reason, then 
> you should remove mouse section from xorg.conf OR you may add 
> "AutoAddDevices" "off" in the server layout section.
> I hope it helps.

By removing Option "AllowEmptyInput" "off" the problem goes away (this
time, completely).  Thanks a lot!

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