Upgrading Xorg 7.2 -> 7.4, black screens, evdev and all that
kingoipo at gmail.com
Sun Apr 12 17:00:43 PDT 2009
2009/4/13 Jeremy Henty <onepoint at starurchin.org>
> 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.
> Jeremy Henty
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I don't know about the video card issues, but I do know that you can force
Xorg to the old behaviour(Which means you don't *need* HAL/DBUS/evdev.
Although, I must say that it didn't really work all too well in that mode
for me. Anyways, look up "AllowEmptyInput", if you set it to false in your
ServerLayout, it reverts to the old behaviour. (Also, did you build a
relatively new xorg-video-ati driver? Like 6.12.2? If not, try that)
Michael de Lang
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