Re: [REGRESSION] X doesn't work with 2.6.33 (can't find any input devices)

From: Dave Airlie
Date: Fri Mar 05 2010 - 00:12:21 EST

On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 2:40 PM, <tytso@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 03, 2010 at 07:20:07AM -0800, David Miller wrote:
>> From: tytso@xxxxxxx
>> Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 10:17:20 -0500
>> > It worked just *fine* using 2.6.33-rc4.  I have no xorg.conf file (X
>> > is autoconfiguring itself) and I'm using an Ubuntu 9.10 userspace.
>> X uses udev events to find input devices these days, so it's probably
>> the same problem preventing your lvm devices from showing up correctly
>> from initramfs.
> It uses libhal, I believe to find input devices and I was finally able
> to work around the problem by configuring an manually recreated
> xorg.conf file with the magic option:
> Section "ServerFlags"
>        Option "AllowEmptyInput" "off"
> EndSection
> ... and then making sure that the kbd and mouse input drivers were
> installed.  There is definitely something wrong though if sometime
> between 2;6.33-rc4 and 2.6.33 we've made some incompatible sysfs
> change that breaks hal on Ubuntu 9.10 (which is still the latest
> Ubuntu community release), such that people can't test 2.6.33 kernels
> using it --- at least not easily.
> See Linus's complaints over the nouveau driver; it's the same
> principle; something is really broken.

Not really, this is just somebody doing something stupid one would hope,

does lshal on both kernels give similiar results?

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