[blfs-support] Xorg 7.7, and evdrivers

Pat Barnes pat.barnes at charter.net
Fri Feb 26 13:49:55 PST 2016


On Fri, 2016-02-26 at 14:56 -0600, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Pierre Labastie wrote:
> > On 26/02/2016 21:21, Pat Barnes wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> I have just built XORG 7.7using BLFS-systemd development version
> >> 02-24-2016. The LFS  version is systemd-7.9-rc2.
> >>
> >> I built the XORG system and build the event driver including all of its
> >> dependencies and the Nouveau driver. I brought up the X-Windows desktop
> >> using startx. The video works fine and I get the desktop with 5h3 three
> >> X terms, the clock, etc. However, neither the mouse nor the keyboard
> >> work. I had to kill startx from an ssh session to shutdown the X-Windows
> >> desktop, This rang a bell. My first though was that one of devices had a
> >> security problem, but when I used root to bring up X-windows, I got the
> >> same result. I then used Google and found the problem described for
> >> Arch-Linux (my usual go-to for configuration when I'm bringing up
> >> software not described by LFS/BLFS). This gave me the answer. I needed
> >> the event driver configuration
> >> file /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf]
> >>
> >> Since I was building this sytem from a BLFS-systemd-7.8 system (kinda
> >> since that was/is only in the current development branch), I had an
> >> existing file that I had gotten before and adding it to my new system
> >> fixed the problem.
> >>
> >> The comment that starts the files is that its necessary for any
> >> udev-based system.
> >>
> >> So, while my problem is solved, I think the book needs to be updated to
> >> supply such a file or at least instructions for creating that file.
> >>
> >
> > I usually use the config file shipped with the evdev driver and automatically
> > installed as /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf (with just one
> > modification for the French keyboard) and it works. Did you have to change
> > that file and install another one?
> 
> I don't need the 10-evdev.conf file.  If you look at the Xorg log, it says 
> it cannot load the evdev_drv.so file.  For me it is at 
> /opt/xorg/lib/xorg/modules/input/evdev_drv.so, but the system could not 
> find the libraries that it needs.  A simple ldconfig fixed that.  You did 
> update /etc/ld.so.conf, right?
> 
> Look at the first note: 
> http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/stable/x/xorg-config.html
> 
>    -- Bruce
> 

[red-faced] ... No, I didn't update ldconfig. I will do so (as the book
says) in the future.

Thanks for your patience.

Pat




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