latest git xserver without hal causes Hotplugging to be a bit tricky

Rémi Cardona remi at
Sat Nov 27 01:36:21 PST 2010

Le 27/11/2010 05:24, Justin Mattock a écrit :
> Section "ServerFlags"
> 	Option "AutoAddDevices" "False"
> EndSection

Remove that. You've just disabled input hotplugging.

> is there a new option that I need to add to xorg.conf in order to startx
> and have radeon work right as well as the mouse and keyboard?
> or is this dependant on hal and/or device manager?
> (machine is a macbook pro)

Install xf86-input-evdev. That's the 'new' input driver everyone should
be using, it handles pretty much everything: keyboards, mice, trackpads,

Once that works, you may want to install a specific driver like
-synaptic (most touchpads) or -wacom (tablets), if you have such hardware.

The -kbd and -mouse drivers are still maintained but not recommended, as
they completely bypass the kernel's input stack.



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