Re: [PATCH] Added an xorg configuration file snippet to disable grabbing of virtual test devices. Signed-off-by: Thomas Voß <tvoss at tvoss-ThinkPad-X121e.(none)>

Chase Douglas chase.douglas at
Fri Mar 23 15:17:46 PDT 2012

On 03/23/2012 11:50 AM, Julien Cristau wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 14:59:19 -0400, thomas.voss at wrote:
>> From: Thomas Voß <tvoss at tvoss-ThinkPad-X121e.(none)>
>> ---
>>  data/                                  |    2 +-
>>  data/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-virtual-test-devices.conf |    4 ++++
>>  2 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
>>  create mode 100644 data/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-virtual-test-devices.conf
> care to explain why this is needed in the commit message?

I'm going to commit this, so I'll add the message when I do.

The issue is when you are running a dummy server and instantiating
uinput virtual trackpad devices, you have contention between the dummy
server and the real server running your desktop. Usually, the desktop X
server wins and grabs the evdev event node. The test dummy server then
fails to open the event node and your tests fail. I have been resorting
to VT switching to run trackpad tests :).

-- Chase

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