Server 1.11.x versus evdev?

walt w41ter at
Wed Jan 11 09:05:54 PST 2012

Hi list,

I'm still using server 1.9.x because I've had keyboard and mouse problems
with 1.10.x and 1.11.x.

I just discovered the workaround with recent servers is to turn off
AutoAddDevices, but what that actually does is fall back to the old kbd
and mouse drivers instead of using evdev.

My xorg log doesn't even mention looking for evdev, although I definitely
have evdev 2.6.0 installed.  Is that version maybe too old to work with
the latest server?

My xorg.conf is empty except for turning off "AutoAddDevices".  I haven't
yet tried using "InputClass" entries for keyboard and mouse, but I thought
that wasn't needed any longer for very basic hardware.

What am I overlooking?

Thanks for any clues.

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