Bug 89023 - xorg-server: evdev config shouldn't be included in base server package
Summary: xorg-server: evdev config shouldn't be included in base server package
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Server/General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Xorg Project Team
QA Contact: Xorg Project Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-02-07 19:53 UTC by Lyude Paul
Modified: 2015-11-18 22:12 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Lyude Paul 2015-02-07 19:53:51 UTC
Ran into this problem when converting my ThinkPad. The default distribution of xorg-server includes 10-evdev.conf in it's config directory. As a result, even when we have a system that doesn't have xf86-input-evdev installed onto it, xorg attempts to default to all applicable input drivers using evdev, which can be a problem if we want to use libinput instead of evdev.
I think a better solution for installing these configs would be to include them in xf86-input-evdev instead of the base xorg-server package.
Comment 2 Peter Hutterer 2015-05-18 03:41:53 UTC
commit 66c997886424a20e92ce30fcfda46cbb5c7352ab
Author: Peter Hutterer <peter.hutterer@who-t.net>
Date:   Tue May 5 15:34:07 2015 +1000

    Add the default evdev config
Comment 3 Peter Hutterer 2015-05-20 04:34:12 UTC
commit fc59c8fe8d941b0ec1e98c59bc57b1f97dba149d
Author: Peter Hutterer <peter.hutterer@who-t.net>
Date:   Tue May 5 15:54:20 2015 +1000

    config: remove 10-evdev.conf, let the evdev driver install that file
Comment 4 teika kazura 2015-11-18 11:05:57 UTC
Note to downstream (I'm not a developer of freedesktop.org): This patch is not (yet?) included in xorg-server 1.17 branch as of Nov 2015, including 1.17.4. If you want to use xf86-input-evdev >= 2.10, wait for xorg-server 1.18, or delete 10-evdev.conf from xorg-server manually.
Comment 5 Peter Hutterer 2015-11-18 22:12:41 UTC
fwiw, I'm not planning to backport this to 1.17, it has the potential to break existing 1.17 installations if they have not updated to a newer evdev version.

A file conflict is usually easily detected in packaging system but if the file is missing nothing will complain and the user may be left without any input devices.

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