What is the Right Way(™) to run X?

Matthew D. Fuller fullermd at over-yonder.net
Sun Mar 17 12:38:16 UTC 2013

On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 10:37:08PM +1030 I heard the voice of
Daniel O'Connor, and lo! it spake thus:
> Hi,
> I recently updated my 9.1-PRE system's ports and my previous X
> config now results in no mouse (but the keyboard does work).
> I found that I needed to add the following..
> Section "ServerFlags"
>         Option      "AllowEmptyInput" "False"
> EndSection

I think general wisdom is that AEI is a Bad Idea for various reasons
that I don't remember, but seemed reasonable when I read them.

However, some time back, X _did_ start being all stupid about finding
the mouse for me.  Un/re-plugging it (USB) after starting X made it
show up working, but that's annoying and stupid (and not an option on
other systems with e.g. PS/2 meece).  I wound up sticking the "other
half" of that oft-cargo-culted incantation:

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option "AutoAddDevices" "off"

in my config, and it's worked OK since.  's probably worth a try...

Matthew Fuller     (MF4839)   |  fullermd at over-yonder.net
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