Ok, let’s go for another big issue on the road to build a complex distro .. Maintainers tend to include one feature after one .. and now Debian is getting closer to bloat ..
Anyway, sometime ago the HAL was introduced in Xorg. This allow you to hotplug mouse / keyboard … But if for a reason, your HAL is buggy .. you can’t use a keyboard or a mice in Xorg. That’s a bullshit ! I discover a bug in RAID + HAL, and HAL is now segfaulting on my computer .. so I need to get ride of this Xorg / HAL …
First you must modify /etc/X11/Xorg.conf with something like this :
Section "ServerFlags" Option "AutoAddDevices" "False" Option "AllowEmptyInput" "False" EndSection
This disable the hal support, but if you want to have the keyboard and mice, you must install the following packages :
That’s it… no HAL support Xorg anymore, that works fine …