evdev steals the keyboard

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Thu Jun 12 02:01:45 PDT 2008

On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 09:40:17AM +0100, Johannes Engel wrote:
> I just pulled a fresh Xorg from git and compiled everything.
> But now I have the problem, that evdev seems to "steal" my keyboard in  
> the following sense: the kernel detects the keyboard as an event device  
> and therefore registers /dev/event/input0 for it. After scanning my  
> original keyboard configuration in xorg.conf evdev detects  
> /dev/event/input0 as a keyboard and initializes it with some default  
> values which is bad, because it ignores my model, language, layout etc.  
> settings.
> Is that behaviour intended? How can I change that?

Option "NoAutoAddDevices" in the ServerFlags section, or even better,
fix your HAL configuration
(/usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/10osvendor/10-keymap.fdi on my Debian system,
but just grep for input.xkb.model -- make sure the model remains 'evdev'

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