evdev keyboard problem in xorg 1.5.2 and evdev 2.0.99+

Timo Aaltonen tjaalton at cc.hut.fi
Tue Dec 30 23:23:13 PST 2008

On Tue, 30 Dec 2008, Scott Serr wrote:

> I'm using Ubuntu 8.10 / Intrepid.  I'm working on a multiseat project,
> but this is not a multiseat issue.
> I disable HAL, to let X handle the input devices:
> Section "ServerFlags"
>       Option "AutoAddDevices" "false"
> EndSection
> Then specify my keyboard:
> Section "InputDevice"
>   Identifier   "Keyboard0"
>   Driver       "evdev"
>   Option       "Device"      "/dev/input/event1"
>   Option       "CoreKeyboard"
>   Option       "XkbRules"    "xorg"
>   Option       "XkbModel"    "evdev"
>   Option       "XkbLayout"   "us"
> EndSection
> This works correctly, I'm able to type with my first keyboard and the
> second one is not listened to.  This is good.  The problem is keys are
> mapped weird.  "up arrow" launches the ScreenShot tool in Gnome.  Gnome
> keyboard is set to evdev managed.  It seems I can't give it any Xkb
> options to resolve this.

XkbRules needs to be evdev, not model.


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