[blfs-support] Xorg-7.7 Does not Detect Input Devices on 64-bit Build

John Frankish j-frankish at slb.com
Mon Dec 2 23:40:43 PST 2013


> -----Original Message-----
> From: blfs-support-bounces at linuxfromscratch.org [mailto:blfs-support-
> bounces at linuxfromscratch.org] On Behalf Of Ken Moffat
> Sent: Wednesday, 06 November, 2013 15:45
> To: BLFS Support List
> Subject: Re: [blfs-support] Xorg-7.7 Does not Detect Input Devices on 64-bit
> Build
> 
> On Wed, Nov 06, 2013 at 10:36:07AM +0000, John Frankish wrote:
> > > > How would I go about using strace to check where the xorg-server
> > > > is
> > > looking for 10-evdev.conf?
> > > >
> > >
> > Using "strace -o log_file Xorg -nolisten tcp &", Xorg beings to start up, but
> then stops with the error:
> >
> > ...
> > xf86OpenConsole cannot open virtual console2 (permission denied)
> >
> > Examining the log file up to that point shows that "10-evdev.conf" is found
> and parsed and libudev is found.
> >
> > Is there a way to use strace on Xorg without resorting to running it as root?
> >
> > Thanks
> > John
> 
>  I'm not aware of any.  But if it found 10-evdev.conf, and that matches your
> working 32-bit version, then I've no idea why evdev isn't working for you.
> Not sure if either of the following links have any relevance -
> 
> http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-963468-start-0-postdays-0-postorder-
> asc-highlight-.html?sid=188698f49e2764a07d079e038b9acb2e
> 
>  or
> 
> http://lists.x.org/archives/xorg/2011-June/053035.html
> 
>  Failing that, maybe there is something in the arch wiki -
> 
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xorg
> 
>  Sorry I've no more ideas.
> 
> ĸen
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I recompiled udev and things now work as they should - it's not obvious (to me at least) what the problem was.

Thanks for the help and suggestions.

John


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