Xorg-server and evdev driver

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Tue Dec 9 09:14:25 PST 2008

On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 12:22 AM, DJ Lucas <dj at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
> DJ Lucas wrote:
>> 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.
> Scratch that, the proposed fix does not work...still investigating.  I
> do not see all of the issues mentioned in those threads, but I do see a
> few of them... up arrow key does not work and invokes the gnome
> screenshot, Alt+F2 does bring up the run dialog box as expected, after I
> return from console 2, Ctrl+C sends Ctrl+Alt+Bksp (interesting), oh so
> fun...OTOH, it just works with the kbd driver as opposed to evdev.
> There are reports that KDE has some of the same problems.  More tomorrow.

Wrong keyboard buttons usually point to xkeyboard-config missing. When
you use evdev for the keyboard, how are you configuring it? What
version of evdev are you using? Is the server HAL enabled? Can you
post the log?


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