keyboard and mouse not working after upadte to latest xorg server

Peter Nikolic pg.nikolic1 at
Mon Aug 4 22:59:52 BST 2014

On Sun, 3 Aug 2014 07:48:29 +0000 (UTC)
Duncan <1i5t5.duncan at> wrote:

> Peter Nikolic posted on Sat, 02 Aug 2014 21:25:03 +0100 as excerpted:
> > Thanks for the reply i think it may be as you suggest a permissions
> > problem but it is proving to be hell to sort out   every thing was
> > fine untill i accepted the update to the latest Xorg server  then
> > well
> FWIW, latest xorg-server 1.16.0 here, recently upgraded (as it'd have
> to be, because it only recently came out).  No problems to report,
> but as I said, I do the text login, startx with a kde xsession
> setting, thing here, and don't even have a *dm installed, so if there
> were issues with it and *dm, I'd never know it.
> But it does seem to me that your issue is likely related to logind 
> console session dynamic permissions.  Obviously those logging into a
> text login session and running startx from there have a login session
> already going when they run startx, with console perms already set
> for the existing login.  That contrasts significantly with the *dm
> login case, where X is already running and at least basic input perms
> would be necessary in ordered to be even to login graphically at all,
> which seems to be your problem.  I just don't know how to fix it
> since the little *dm experience I have is over a decade outdated now,
> well before systemd's logind solution and indeed, before hal and the
> like as well, so literally, generations of solutions have come and
> gone since then. =:^\
> > Ok  well i am going to be out all day tomorrow fishing
> =:^)
> > so will try to solve it monday evening and get back to you then .

Hi Duncan 

Right had time to fiddle for a while now  ..

I can get KDE up using "xinit startkde"   all fine but still no
keyboard or mouse  , so this seems it may be a kde based problem  have
to install and try another desktop to test this out .

PS if anyone else has any suggestions please pipe up  i am now getting
desperate to get this machine back up and running  have neither the
space or software on here to do what i need ..


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