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Date:      Sat, 31 Jan 2009 17:31:36 -0700 (MST)
From:      Warren Block <>
To:        Keith Seyffarth <>
Cc:, Robert Noland <>
Subject:   xorg input ignored until mouse is moved (was Re: issues with X not loading)
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On Sat, 31 Jan 2009, Keith Seyffarth wrote:

>>> I also tried adding
>>> AllowEmptyInput "off"
>>> in xorg.conf, but that gives an error when starting X that
>>> AllowEmptyInput is not valid.
>> In section ServerLayout, add
>> Option "AllowEmptyInput" "Off"
> Thakns. This worked. I had the syntax incorrect. however, I thought
> this wasn't supposed to be necessar after the updates to hal on the
> 27th?

I hadn't tested it since then, but did just now.  Removing keyboard and 
mouse entries and AllowEmptyInput and AutoAddDevices entries in 
ServerLayout did work...  for a few seconds.

Then it went back to keyboard input or mouse clicks ignored until the 
mouse is moved.  That includes ctrl-alt-backspace.

This is with hal-0.5.11_14 and moused enabled, tested on two different 
systems.  Both have a USB and PS/2 mouse.

So I'm sticking with explicitly declaring keyboard and mouse and 
AutoAddDevices Off for now.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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