Bug 442637 - evdev driver does not work under F8/KVM
evdev driver does not work under F8/KVM
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: xorg-x11-drv-evdev (Show other bugs)
All Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Peter Hutterer
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Reported: 2008-04-15 18:53 EDT by Geert Jansen
Modified: 2013-03-13 02:21 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-07-14 22:47:42 EDT
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Xorg configuration file (724 bytes, text/plain)
2008-04-15 18:53 EDT, Geert Jansen
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Xorg log file (31.44 KB, text/plain)
2008-04-15 18:54 EDT, Geert Jansen
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libvirt xml config (853 bytes, text/xml)
2008-04-15 18:57 EDT, Geert Jansen
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Description Geert Jansen 2008-04-15 18:53:45 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

How reproducible:


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:
Actual results:

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

Expected results:

X starts up normally.

Additional info:

I have attached my Xorg configuration and log file.
Comment 1 Geert Jansen 2008-04-15 18:53:45 EDT
Created attachment 302532 [details]
Xorg configuration file
Comment 2 Geert Jansen 2008-04-15 18:54:59 EDT
Created attachment 302533 [details]
Xorg log file
Comment 3 Geert Jansen 2008-04-15 18:57:32 EDT
Created attachment 302534 [details]
libvirt xml config
Comment 4 Peter Hutterer 2008-07-14 22:47:42 EDT
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.

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