mdev: Has anybody managed to get the keyboard and mouse to work under X?
> From: Alan Mackenzie [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 11:21 AM
> As I've said a few times in the current threads, the only thing preventing
> from moving fully onto mdev is not having a working keyboard and mouse
> (evdev??) under X.
> Has anybody else tried this, and if so, what results have you had?
I have not tried it since they removed the HAL dependency, but I believe you
just need to compile xorg with USE=-udev and put the correct device
information into the xorg.conf file.
What X uses udev for is to enumeration your devices when it starts, and
associate those devices automatically with the right drivers. From what
Pandu has said, X cannot be made to poll mdev for the information it needs
because the conversion is "backwards" from mdev's perspective: instead of
mdev sending new-device events out to listening userspace applications, X is
expecting to initiate a query into the device manager, which mdev cannot do.
However, if you configure that all manually then X has no more need of a
device manager, udev or otherwise.