OpenSUSE 11.2 x86_64
Kernel 2.6.33-34.1(from Kernel:HEAD repo)
Did the daily set of updates today, which included the kernel, but that update only had to do with enabling IPV6 on all flavors of the kernel. The update also included updates to the xorg packages from the X11:XOrg repo. However I was prompted that a requirement couldn’t be met and one of the options was to downgrade xorg-x11-driver-input to the previous revision (not previous version). I thought that wouldn’t matter so I did it. I reboot and I am able to choose the kernel I want in the grub boot screen, get to the KDM login screen, however, after that the input is totally dead! Mouse and keyboard don’t work whatsoever.
I have a Logitech Cordless Desktop Wave mouse (LX8) & keyboard so I tried it with a standard PS/2 wired mouse & keyboard but it produced the same exact problem.
Thank you kindly for responding. I have done that sort of thing before to resolve similar problems. The problem is: how can I try any of that when I have no input? I don’t have a touchscreen. (I’m typing this from a second computer I have).
Oh, no - I have a whole & complete xorg.conf - I just posted parts of it.
I have an ATI Xpress 200M so use radeon (which is also the whole reason I use the bleeding edge xorg repos - they are the only ones which give me a proper display since ATI ditched support of my chip)
The only part that does not work properly is the touchpad, and that is because it has been defined as a mouse & I can’t turn off tap to click (very annoying) and other stuff. If any of you has a synaptics device section in your xorg.conf I’d like to see it
Obviously, It would be better if I could go back to NOT having an xorg.conf at all - but if I do that I have no input devices at all, although everything else still works
I had the same issue, no matter if I was using the xorg.conf or not. After reading through some bug reports, I deleted libXi6 and libXi6-dev and resolved the dependencies, after that I was able to update to
xorg-x11-driver-input 7.4-48.1(was downgraded)
(Only these three files couldn’t be updated before) without losing my mouse and keyboard.
I always keep an image of my installation that is no older than 2 days, in case something goes wrong I can go back very quickly, I recommend the same before someone tries out my way.