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Old 05-13-2009, 02:30 PM   #1
corteplaneta
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Gentoo Xorg Config Test Issues


Hello,

I recently installed Gentoo on my desktop & have been attempting to get Xorg working properly.

I ran the "Xorg -configure" tool, but when attempting to test the configuration file by using X (X -config /root/xorg.conf.new), X starts properly & I see the dotted black / white screen & X cursor.

The issue is that I have no keyboard or mouse input (I tried this with 2 separate keyboards, one USB & one PS2. My PS/2 keyboard LED's actually turned off when testing X).

Basically, I need to restart my system whenever I attempt to test my Xorg.conf.

I checked the file (don't currently have it accessible, as I'm at work), and found nothing wrong with the configuration.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated,

Thanks.

Last edited by corteplaneta; 05-13-2009 at 02:50 PM.
 
Old 05-13-2009, 05:33 PM   #2
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Hi, posting the xorg.conf file would help to see what might be wrong with it.

I have found that auto X config files tend not to work very well...
 
Old 05-13-2009, 11:24 PM   #3
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Hammett, I've found that the newer versions of Xorg use evdev, and therefore need it as a USE flag (I believe?) and most definitely under the INPUT_DEVICES--for example INPUT_DEVICES="keyboard mouse evdev". I compiled my kernel, as well as xorg-server without evdev support.

After re-emerging with the proper flags, I was successfully able to move my mouse & use both keyboards.
 
  


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