Commenting out Wacon, Eraser, Stylus, Cursor Still Kills X

Leonard Chatagnier lenc5570 at
Sun Sep 9 14:00:19 UTC 2007

Nils Kassube wrote:
> Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
>> This is the 3rd or 4th time I commented out the above 3 input sections,
>> including the ServerLayout section, and each time it kills X after
>> saving and restarting X or rebooting. I must be doing
>> something wrong but, don't know what it is. Below is the modified
>> xorg.conf sections so maybe someone can tell me what is wrong:
>> Section "InputDevice"
> This line should be
> # Section "InputDevice"
>> #       Driver          "wacom"
>> #       Identifier      "stylus"
>> #       Option          "Device"        "/dev/input/wacom"
>> #       Option          "Type"          "stylus"
>> #       Option          "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"         # Tablet PC
>> EndSection
> This line should be
> # EndSection
> Like the error message tells you: "This section must have an Identifier 
> line.", i.e. the section may not be empty. And the same corrections 
> should be made to the other sections. However you could leave these 
> sections in the file and only comment the lines in this section:
>> Section "ServerLayout"
>>          Identifier      "Default Layout"
>>          Screen          "Default Screen"
>>          InputDevice     "Generic Keyboard"
>>          InputDevice     "Configured Mouse"
>> #       InputDevice     "stylus"        "SendCoreEvents"
>> #       InputDevice     "cursor"        "SendCoreEvents"
>> #       InputDevice     "eraser"        "SendCoreEvents"
>> EndSection
> Nils
Thanks Nils,
Although I've done this several times before, didn't remember about 
commenting out the section titles or else the conf file I worked on had 
at least one uncommented line in the section. It was all on previous 
versions. Just killed X(KDM) and logged back on; everything seems OK.
Thanks for pointing out my error,

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