Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 442637
evdev driver does not work under F8/KVM
Last modified: 2013-03-13 02:21:46 EDT
Description of problem:
The "evdev" mouse driver does not work in RHEL5b1 when run as a virtual guest
under Fedora 8/KVM.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[root@rhel52b1 X11]# rpm -q xorg-x11-drv-evdev
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 8 with KVM.
2. Install RHEL5b1 as a virtual guest.
3. Configure the "evdev" driver for the mouse.
4. Start up X: exists with the following error message:
X exits with the following error message:
(EE) ioctl EVIOCGBIT failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device
(EE) PreInit returned NULL for "Mouse0"
No core pointer
Fatal server error:
failed to initialize core devices
X starts up normally.
I have attached my Xorg configuration and log file.
Created attachment 302532 [details]
Xorg configuration file
Created attachment 302533 [details]
Xorg log file
Created attachment 302534 [details]
libvirt xml config
the device /dev/input/mouse1 is not a valid evdev device. Instead, you need to
specify /dev/input/event1, or even better the appropriate entry
/dev/input/by-id/... or /dev/input/by-path/...
Note that you can specify a device only when it is not in used by the host system.
Changing to NOTABUG, caused by misconfiguration.