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*anger* Xorg 1.6 is driving me crazy. *FIXED*

Posted 11-28-2009 at 05:28 PM by Seph64
Updated 11-28-2009 at 10:00 PM by Seph64

Ok, so I just reinstalled Gentoo on my main machine, and I installed Xorg too (with the appropriate input drivers installed too).

Only I can't get it to work.

Blank screen
No input of any kind
No way of getting out of it without a hard reboot

It's almost as if the Xorg devs expect people to stay with the CLI after the installation of Xorg-fail-server version "Goonandscrewyourself".6

First the log files lead me to believe that an option "AllowEmptyInput" is preventing me from accessing the GUI.

So I went out of my way to disable it.

Still blank and no input.

Ok, maybe it's the graphics driver. *updates it, modprobe -r nvidia, X -config /path/to/edited/xorg.conf*

Still blank and no input.

Ok, maybe Xorg does not like nvidia drivers anymore?

*changes driver to nv, X -config /path/to/edited/xorg.conf*

Still blank and no input.

Does anyone know the appropriate gesture, dance, living animal to sacrifice to appease the Xorg gods to get this thing to work?

xorg.conf coming as soon as I can get the motivation to reboot in to ubuntu.

UPDATE: I seem to have fixed the issue I was having, I am not sure what fixed it, but I recompiled xorg-server after placing "INPUT_DEVICES="mouse keyboard evdev"" in to my make.conf file (bold is what was added). and placing evdev in the right places (within xorg.conf) made xorg work.
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