So it has been a bit over 3 years since my last post here… And oddly enough, it is quite similar to my previous post.
Xorg 1.8 should be coming soonishly – using the scm version gives the awesomeness that is Xorg with hotplugging, without hal (hooray!)
In order for it to work though, you do need a very minimal xorg.conf :
Section "InputClass" Identifier "default" Driver "evdev" EndSection
Alternately, with git, xorg-server supports /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d – I’ve got that little snippet in a file in there called 90-input-default.conf
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