r7619 - in trunk/BOOK: introduction/welcome x/installing

dj at linuxfromscratch.org dj at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Nov 26 14:37:21 PST 2008


Author: dj
Date: 2008-11-26 15:37:21 -0700 (Wed, 26 Nov 2008)
New Revision: 7619

Modified:
   trunk/BOOK/introduction/welcome/changelog.xml
   trunk/BOOK/x/installing/x-setup.xml
Log:
Added instructions to exclude evdev on x testing.

Modified: trunk/BOOK/introduction/welcome/changelog.xml
===================================================================
--- trunk/BOOK/introduction/welcome/changelog.xml	2008-11-26 21:57:09 UTC (rev 7618)
+++ trunk/BOOK/introduction/welcome/changelog.xml	2008-11-26 22:37:21 UTC (rev 7619)
@@ -44,6 +44,10 @@
       <para>November 26th, 2008</para>
       <itemizedlist>
         <listitem>
+          <para>[dj] - Added instructions to exclude the use of evdev driver
+          when testing the xorg server.</para>
+        </listitem>
+        <listitem>
           <para>[dj] - Moved /etc/X11 symlinks to x-setup page.</para>
         </listitem>
         <listitem>

Modified: trunk/BOOK/x/installing/x-setup.xml
===================================================================
--- trunk/BOOK/x/installing/x-setup.xml	2008-11-26 21:57:09 UTC (rev 7618)
+++ trunk/BOOK/x/installing/x-setup.xml	2008-11-26 22:37:21 UTC (rev 7619)
@@ -117,12 +117,24 @@
     </indexterm>
 XFREE86 -->
 
-    <para>The screen will go black and you may hear some clicking of the
-    monitor.  This command will create a file in your
-    home directory, <filename>xorg.conf.new</filename> for
-    <application>Xorg</application>, or <filename>XF86Config.new</filename>
-    for <application>XFree86</application>.</para>
+    <para>The screen will go blank and you may hear some clicking of the
+    monitor.  This command will create a file,
+    <filename>xorg.conf.new</filename>, in your home directory.</para>
 
+    <para>Recent versions of <application>xorg-server</application> force the
+    use of the evdev input driver, and ignore legacy input devices definded in
+    <filename>xorg.conf</filename>.  This will result in an X display that
+    seems to lock up if you are using legacy input devices and do not have the
+    proper input configuration files in place (added later).  Add the following
+    lines to the new <application>Xorg</application> configuration file to
+    overcome this issue:</para>
+
+<screen><userinput>cat >> ~/xorg.conf.new << "EOF"
+Section "ServerFlags"
+	Option "AllowEmptyInput" "false"
+EndSection
+EOF</userinput></screen>
+
     <para>Edit the newly created configuration file to suit your system. The
     details of the files are located in the <filename>xorg.conf.5x</filename>
     man page.  Some things you may want to do are:</para>




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