Failed to open device while starting any X program

Bug #47464 reported by Oliver Klee on 2006-05-30
10
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xorg (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

I'm using Kubuntu Dapper RC1 i386 (upgraded from Breezy) plus today's updates on an Athlon 1400 MHz system with 1GB RAM on an Asus A7A266 board with a Nvidia graphics card.

When I start any X program (be it a specific KDE program or something like xsidplay) from the command line, I get the following messages:

X Error: BadDevice, invalid or uninitialized input device 169
  Major opcode: 147
  Minor opcode: 3
  Resource id: 0x0
Failed to open device
X Error: BadDevice, invalid or uninitialized input device 169
  Major opcode: 147
  Minor opcode: 3
  Resource id: 0x0
Failed to open device

Yet, the application runs just fine.

My xorg.conf (not modified manually)

My machine's current Xorg.log

My machine's current kdm.log

Jerome S. Gotangco (jsgotangco) wrote :

Does this issue still happens on Dapper Final?

Changed in xorg:
status: Unconfirmed → Needs Info

Yes, this still happens on Dapper Final.

Rodrigo Novo (rodarvus) wrote :

Oliver,

this is a really strange error, indeed. I couldn't find anything wrong in either your configuration file, Xorg.0.org or kdm.log.

If possible, could you please start one of the affected programs on an *empty* directory, using "strace -a 100 -s 4096 -ff -o output.log <program>", and hit Ctrl+C as soon as you receive the above error message? Please send compress the contents of this directory and attach it to this bug message.

Thank you in advance for the feedback!

Thanks for your report.
A workaround may be to comment out the lines:

        InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
        InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
        InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"

in /etc/X11/xorg.conf

druid (kapithan) wrote :

I am sorry for my English, I use the translator. At me Kubuntu 7.04 and the same problem arises. How all the same it to solve, after all so should not be?

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for xorg (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

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