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

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Wed Nov 26 19:45:53 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 dj at linuxfromscratch.org):

 Actually, this does not work either on my old box.  Though replacing mouse
 and kbd with evdev pointing at the correct devices in the default
 xorg.conf.new does solve the no input devices issue without the
 workaround.  Now just need a way identify the correct devices in the book.
 I have three old boxes to test with, two P4 1.8s and one AthlonXP 1800+.
 On all, the keyboard device is /dev/input/by-path/platform-i8042-serio-0
 -event-kbd and the mouse device is /dev/input/by-
 path/platform-i8042-serio-1-event-mouse.  I'm not sure yet how the by-id
 paths were generated in the article that Dan referenced....have to dig
 into it a bit more.  In the mean time, are these devices expected to be
 consistent across different hardware, MPD excluded?

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