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Re: [opensuse-factory] After update to RC2 - X11: Keyboard and Mouse deactivated
  • From: Javier Llorente <javier@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 8 Nov 2009 18:02:13 +0100
  • Message-id: <200911081802.17955.javier@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Moin Ralf,

On Thursday 05 November 2009 09:07:32 Ralf Krüdewagen wrote:
Hi and Moin,

after upgrading my HP nc6400 notebook with intel graphics driver from
openSUSE 11.1 to openSUSE 11.2 RC2 I had the problem, that keyboard and
mouse were deactivated after starting KDM or GDM. So, I couldn't login to

The following error appeared in /var/log/Xorg.0.log:
(WW) AllowEmptyInput is on, devices using drivers 'kbd', 'mouse' or
'vmmouse' will be disabled.
(WW) Disabling Keyboard[0]
(WW) Disabling Mouse[1]

This happened with the following settings in xorg.conf (working in openSUSE

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "kbd"
Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"

Even after removing xorg.conf keyboard and mouse were deactivated. And the
same after starting sax2.

After googling for a solution I found this thread:

It seems to be a problem with HAL. So, I configured the evdev driver in

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "evdev"
Section "InputDevice"
Driver "evdev"

and installed the HAL policy file
/etc/hal/fdi/policy/20thirdparty/x11-input.fdi from After
restarting HAL, keyboard and mouse were working in X11.

However, to double-check the problem I removed both changes (HAL file and
driver back to kbd and mouse). After restarting the system (init 0) I had
no more problems with keyboard and mouse, even though the config was the
same than before when I had the problems. And the "AllowEmptyInput is on"
warning is still existing. Very strange.

I have upgraded my computer from 11.1 to 11.2 RC2+latest bits and I had the
same problem; I couldn't use the keyboard or mouse as they were deactivated,
so I looked into the issue and I made one change

# Uncomment the following option to reenable kbd/mouse driver input sections.
# Otherwise evdev driver is used.
Option "AutoAddDevices" "off"

I uncommented the above line, and voilà, now I can use the keyboard and mouse

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