Xorg-server and evdev driver

DJ Lucas dj at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Dec 8 20:51:35 PST 2008

Guys..got a little issue with xorg and the evdev driver in Gnome.  I 
have a Logitech keyboard (standard 105 US layout + multimedia keys with 
function lock).  This issue has been reported several times as evidence 
shown by Google.


Here is a real good description of the problem:


Note that I haven't tested yet, but my tentative suggestion is that we 
move forward with evdev-2.1.0 and the 4 patches listed for xorg server 
in the release announcement for evdev (after testing).


As a side effect, this will remove the Allow Empty Input workaround 
added to the xorg config page, however, it is not Xorg-7.4 proper.  The 
alternative is to roll back to an old evdev driver, but this does not 
fix the event grabbing issue in xorg-server-1.5.3 for which the previous 
workaround was added. 

Comments? Suggestions? Objections?

-- DJ Lucas

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