Friday, April 10, 2009

(WW) AllowEmtpyInput is on, devices using drivers <kbd> or <mouse> will be disabled

Maybe you will observe a changed mouse and keyboard behaviour after updating recently in Debian Sid. Then you will probably discover the warning mentioned in the title in your server log /var/log/Xorg.0.log. The very short and dirty solution to get things working for the moment is to put this into your /etc/X11/xorg.conf:

Section "ServerLayout"
    Option "AutoAddDevices" "off"

See the first entry in /usr/share/doc/xserver-xorg/NEWS.Debian.gz and follow the mentioned links for more information. However, the above solution should only be a temporary workaround: Try to migrate things (I will post changes for my system asap).