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Old 06-10-2009, 02:46 AM   #1
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No keyboard or mouse with full upgrade of Sid - solved

I recently updated my Debian unstable and found that as soon as X started up, my keyboard & mouse stopped functioning. The only workaround was to add
 Section "ServerFlags"                                                                                                                          
     Option "AutoAddDevices" "False"                                                                                                            
     Option "AllowEmptyInput" "False"                                                                                                           
to /etc/X11/xorg.conf

The problem seemed to be related to the new evdev driver with a custom kernel. This replaces the xf86-input-keyboard and xf86-input-mouse drivers however to work the "Event Interface" must be enabled the kernel config file
Device Drivers-->Input device support-->Event Interface
This will result in /dev/input/event* and the mouse and keyboard will now work without the above mentioned hack.


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