[SM-Discuss] Reclaim your sanity from Xorg and HAL
treeve at scarlet.be
Sat Nov 22 05:35:01 EST 2008
On Friday 21 November 2008 16:18:05 Juuso Alasuutari wrote:
> I did it! After the whole Xorg/HAL/evdev mess getting on my nerves for
> quite a while I figured out the Perfect(TM) solution. In other words,
> here's how to make your keyboard and mouse work properly with
> xorg-server 1.5.3.
> 1) Remove all mouse and keyboard configs from /etc/X11/xorg.conf. This
> consists of:
> - Removing the "InputDevice" entries from the "ServerLayout" section,
> - removing the "InputDevice" sections themselves (their identifiers are
> "Keyboard" and "Mouse").
> 2) Remove this line from /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
> Option "AutoAddDevices" "false"
> 3) In /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/10osvendor/10-keymap.fdi, replace this
> line: <merge key="input.xkb.rules" type="string">base</merge>
> With this:
> <merge key="input.xkb.rules" type="string">evdev</merge>
on my system (hal-0.5.11),
/usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/10osvendor/10-x11-input.fdi already does this
there is no file called
> This tells Xorg to map the keycodes sent by evdev according to
> /usr/share/X11/xkb/keycodes/evdev instead of the older
> If you also want to use a non-us keymap, also replace this line:
> <merge key="input.xkb.layout" type="string">us</merge>
> With something like this:
> <merge key="input.xkb.layout" type="string">fi</merge>
> 4) Restart X and hald.
> Tell me if anything fails after following this advice.
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