Heads up: retiring xorg-x11-drv-mouse and xorg-x11-drv-keyboard

Gary Gatling gsgatlin at ncsu.edu
Thu Apr 3 04:40:45 UTC 2014


On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 12:09 AM, Peter Hutterer <peter.hutterer at who-t.net>wrote:

> My plan is to retire these two xorg input drivers in rawhide in a week or
> two. They are superseded by the evdev driver which is the default driver
> for
> input devices in Linux.
>


> Speak up now, or forever hold yada yada...
>


Hello Peter,

With the software bumblebee, there seems to be a need for these packages.
But I am not really sure why. I don't know if the evdev driver could work
around this problem?

If the packages are not installed, then the error message one gets is:

[ 901.442296] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error:
XORG<https://github.com/Bumblebee-Project/Bumblebee/issues/EE>Failed
to load module "mouse"

The solution I was told on github is to install xorg-x11-drv-mouse and
xorg-x11-drv-keyboard packages. Which did indeed solve the problem in
fedora 20. The xorg.conf file in this case is:

/etc/bumblebee/xorg.conf.nvidia

The bumblebee developers have set

Option      "AutoAddDevices" "false"

Should that / can that be changed do you think?

Just wanted to mention this in case other fedora users have optimus laptops
they use with the nvidia drivers? bumblebee is a solution that has been
invented for hybrid graphics laptops with intel and Nvidia GPUs. It runs
another X server in memory and copies the visuals with software. Either
with VirtualGL or primus.

Cheers,
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