[arch-general] xorg-server without hal

Varun Acharya ganja.guru.x64 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 18 13:10:38 EDT 2008

Though the xorg-server with hal support ruined many keybindings for
me, I realised that its the only way to get my apple wireless
bluetooth keyboard to work properly with X. Initial pairing is fine,
but if I let the computer idle for a while, the keyboard falls asleep,
and X does not recognize it when it wakes up in the xorg-server
without hal support. In xorg-server with hal support, the keyboard
works no matter how long I let my box idle.

So I have to reconnect the keyboard and restart X for things to work
again in xorg-server without hal. Anyone aware of any workaround for
this? I tried running "hidd --connect XXXXX --server" , but the
"--server" part didn't help.

On a side note, the tilt wheel on my mouse is behaving crazy. If I
tilt left or right, X is restarted. If I restart into Vista and then
back into Linux, then tilt works fine, but scroll wheel is way too
fast. Is this related to any recent xorg-server updates?


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