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

Matthieu Herrb matthieu.herrb at
Sat Nov 27 02:32:58 PST 2010

On Sat, Nov 27, 2010 at 10:36:21AM +0100, Rémi Cardona wrote:
> 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,
> etc.

You mean "everyone running Linux"...

> 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.

These are still the recommended drivers for non-linux systems. 

Matthieu Herrb

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