Created attachment 360751 [details]
Current working xorg.conf
Description of problem:
After running yum update I received the following xorg files
Sep 10 20:17:07 Updated: xorg-x11-server-utils-7.4-7.1.fc11.x86_64
Sep 10 20:17:10 Updated: xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.6.3-4.fc11.x86_64
Sep 10 20:17:10 Updated: xorg-x11-drv-evdev-2.2.5-1.fc11.x86_64
Sep 10 20:17:10 Updated: xorg-x11-drv-fpit-1.3.0-3.fc11.x86_64
Till this point I was using a custom xorg.conf which added the following
Option "AutoAddDevices" "off"
I also have synaptic.fdi from
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/attachment.cgi?id=312620 and x11-input.fdi from
installed in /etc/hal/fdi/policy/
This configuration has worked fine for me since Oct 10, 2008 when FC9 broke the Synaptic Touchbpad support.
As of now the only way for me to use my xorg.conf is to comment out the AutoAddDevices Off option.
Running a bare X from the command prompt causes a segfault with the option enabled.
How reproducible: Always
Expected results: gdm & startx should run as expected.
Additional info: I am attaching my current working xorg.conf - just enabling the AutoAddDevices Off option in the file crashes X.
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My desktop is updated as of Thu Nov 5 22:20:11 CST 2009 and I can confirm with the configuration entry enabled and the two fdi files in the policy folder my X still doesn't startup.
I will download the FC12 live CD and check it out later in the night and revert on the status.
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