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authorPeter Hutterer <>2010-11-09 15:27:26 +1000
committerPeter Hutterer <>2010-11-11 10:26:46 +1000
commitec1bfbc66926130e1153facc3b92ee175f1cb6b6 (patch)
parentcbaa6a66e0f9e3b7e305606924ecda0147b59e96 (diff)
xfree86: remove user-configured AllowEmptyInput
An estimated 100% (rounded down to the nearest percent) of the people who have this in their configuration don't actually know what this option does. Protect the users from themselves. IIRC, AEI on was useful for some time between 1.4 and 1.5 and never since. Signed-off-by: Peter Hutterer <> Reviewed-by: Dan Nicholson <>
2 files changed, 5 insertions, 15 deletions
diff --git a/hw/xfree86/common/xf86Config.c b/hw/xfree86/common/xf86Config.c
index e3b2831c2..88e2e8d3b 100644
--- a/hw/xfree86/common/xf86Config.c
+++ b/hw/xfree86/common/xf86Config.c
@@ -742,8 +742,6 @@ static OptionInfoRec FlagOptions[] = {
{0}, FALSE },
{0}, FALSE },
- {0}, FALSE },
{0}, FALSE },
@@ -956,7 +954,6 @@ configServerFlags(XF86ConfFlagsPtr flagsconf, XF86OptionPtr layoutopts)
/* AllowEmptyInput is automatically true if we're hotplugging */
xf86Info.allowEmptyInput = (xf86Info.autoAddDevices && xf86Info.autoEnableDevices);
- xf86GetOptValBool(FlagOptions, FLAG_ALLOW_EMPTY_INPUT, &xf86Info.allowEmptyInput);
/* AEI on? Then we're not using kbd, so use the evdev rules set. */
#if defined(linux)
@@ -1437,8 +1434,10 @@ checkCoreInputDevices(serverLayoutPtr servlayoutp, Bool implicitLayout)
"reconfigure %s or disable AutoAddDevices.\n",
config_backend, config_backend);
- xf86Msg(X_INFO, "Hotplugging is disabled and no input devices were configured.\n"
- "\tTry disabling AllowEmptyInput.\n");
+ xf86Msg(X_WARNING, "Hotplugging requested but the server was "
+ "compiled without a config backend. "
+ "No input devices were configured, the server "
+ "will start without any input devices.\n");
@@ -2353,7 +2352,7 @@ checkInput(serverLayoutPtr layout, Bool implicit_layout) {
IDevPtr *current;
if (!warned)
- xf86Msg(X_WARNING, "AllowEmptyInput is on, devices using "
+ xf86Msg(X_WARNING, "Hotplugging is on, devices using "
"drivers 'kbd', 'mouse' or 'vmmouse' will be disabled.\n");
warned = TRUE;
diff --git a/hw/xfree86/doc/man/ b/hw/xfree86/doc/man/
index cbfea7d98..a7259fb8b 100644
--- a/hw/xfree86/doc/man/
+++ b/hw/xfree86/doc/man/
@@ -558,9 +558,6 @@ Default: off.
This tells the mousedrv(__drivermansuffix__) and vmmouse(__drivermansuffix__)
drivers to not report failure if the mouse device can't be opened/initialised.
It has no effect on the evdev(__drivermansuffix__) or other drivers.
-The previous functionality of allowing the server to start up even if
-the mouse device can't be opened/initialised is now handled by the
-AllowEmptyInput option.
Default: false.
.TP 7
.BI "Option \*qVTSysReq\*q \*q" boolean \*q
@@ -677,12 +674,6 @@ default.
Allow modules built for a different, potentially incompatible version of
the X server to load. Disabled by default.
.TP 7
-.BI "Option \*qAllowEmptyInput\*q \*q" boolean \*q
-If enabled, don't add the standard keyboard and mouse drivers, if there are no
-input devices in the config file. Enabled by default if AutoAddDevices and
-AutoEnableDevices is enabled, otherwise disabled.
-If AllowEmptyInput is on, devices using the kbd, mouse or vmmouse driver are ignored.
-.TP 7
.BI "Option \*qAutoAddDevices\*q \*q" boolean \*q
If this option is disabled, then no devices will be added from HAL events.
Enabled by default.