Upgrading Xorg 7.2 -> 7.4, black screens, evdev and all that
onepoint at starurchin.org
Sun Apr 12 15:30:16 PDT 2009
I've been using Xorg 7.2 on my LFS 6.3 system without problems, but
when I upgrade to Xorg 7.4 I get a black screen and a lockup when I
start X. My video card is an ATI Radeon 9250 PCI. Looking at the
xorg.conf.new I see that the server has failed to identify the card
(yet Xorg 7.2 identifies it without any problems).
Now I've noticed this paragraph from the manual:
Recent versions of xorg-server force the use of the evdev input
driver, and ignore legacy input devices definded in xorg.conf.
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).
Does this mean that I *must* install the xf86-input-evdev driver for
Xorg 7.4 to work? If so, must I also enable CONFIG_INPUT_EVDEV in my
kernel configuration? How does all this relate to using HAL and DBUS
(I use neither) and the --disable-config-hal and --enable-config-dbus
options to the xserver configure script (neither of which I currently
specify)? What are the "proper input configuration files" that the
manual refers to? Are they HAL configuration files or something else?
Sorry for the blitz of questions, but at the moment I can't see what I
should be doing to get this working. I've used the LFS search but
haven't found anything to clear up my confusion.
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