[BLFS Trac] #2642: Xorg-7.4 evdev (keybaord and mouse config)

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Wed Nov 26 15:44:33 PST 2008

#2642: Xorg-7.4 evdev (keybaord and mouse config)
 Reporter:  dj at linuxfromscratch.org  |        Owner:  blfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org
     Type:  task                     |       Status:  new                           
 Priority:  normal                   |    Milestone:  6.4                           
Component:  BOOK                     |      Version:  SVN                           
 Severity:  normal                   |   Resolution:                                
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Comment (by dnicholson at linuxfromscratch.org):

 The nice thing about evdev is that it will usually do the right thing on
 its own without any additional setup. So, that makes the example
 configuration really simple. BTW, if you're using xf86-input-evdev-2.x and
 you find that your mouse buttons aren't mapped correctly, this is a bug in
 the kernel.

 However, if you've enabled input hotplugging with HAL (--enable-config-
 hal), then having xorg.conf entries for input devices can actually be
 harmful. Peter Hutterer has a great blog entry on how this works:


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