Description of problem:
After you install RHEL-7.6 Server followed with the manual installation of X11 with
yum groupinstall "Server with GUI"
there is package xorg-x11-drv-evdev missing (not installed). At least on P50 Lenovo Laptop when starting X11 without this package, GDM will not respond as neither keyboard nor mouse are working.
Please add "xorg-x11-drv-evdev" package to the "Server with GUI" group to resolve this problem.
Please also note that when installing RHEL-7.6 Workstation, the package "xorg-x11-drv-evdev" is automatically installed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHEL-7.6 Server from Anaconda using the default package selection - it means, without GUI
2. Install "Server with GUI" package group with yum groupinstall "Server with GUI"
3. Check if package xorg-x11-drv-evdev is installed: rpm -qa | grep xorg-x11-drv-evdev
4. (Optional on P50 laptop) Make GUI target the default one with the command:
systemctl set-default graphical.target
5. (Optional on P50 laptop) Start X11 with the command
systemctl isolate graphical.target
and check if mouse & keyboard are working in GDM (without xorg-x11-drv-evdev being installed, on P50 mouse and keyboard will not work)
xorg-x11-drv-evdev IS NOT installed
Mouse and keyboard are not working in GDM on P50 laptop. The laptop is locked as no input method is working. (Hint - ssh still works)
xorg-x11-drv-evdev IS installed
On P50 laptop, mouse and keyboard are working in GDM
Thanks a lot!
This is a change in comps xml, nothing to be done in yum code.
Reassigning to releng.
Thanks for reassigning BZ to the correct group!
You can use
repoquery --groupmember xorg-x11-drv-evdev
to check to which groups package belongs.
Currently (tested on RHEL-7.6 Server) package does not belong to any group:
[root@p50 ~]# repoquery --groupmember xorg-x11-drv-evdev
Brian, we need a pm_ack. I'm assigning the bug to you.
Tested p50.tpb.lab.eng.brq.redhat.com with RHEL-7.7-20190404.n.0 Server.
$ repoquery --groupmember xorg-x11-drv-evdev
$ rpm -qa | grep xorg-x11-drv-evdev => no match
$ yum groupinstall "Server with GUI" -y
$ rpm -qa | grep xorg-x11-drv-evdev
It's fixed. Thank you!
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.