No love for X.org today
If you should happen to download said packages, you will find mouse and keyboard input on your computer completely disabled once the login manager comes up. If you log in via ssh (or boot with "single" in your kernel boot options), and look at /var/log/Xorg.0.log and observe the following,
(II) The server relies on HAL to provide the list of input devices. If no devices become available, reconfigure HAL or disable AllowEmptyInput. (WW) AllowEmptyInput is on, devices using drivers 'kbd', 'mouse' or 'vmmouse' will be disabled. (WW) Disabling Keyboard0then you have contracted this particular affliction.
Dear X people, why the fuck would you make the default behavior to
A pox on you all!
Anyway, the way you fix this particular bug is to add the line
Option "AllowEmptyInput" "false"to the ServerLayout section of your xorg.conf file. For example
Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Default Layout" Screen "Default Screen" InputDevice "Generic Keyboard" InputDevice "Configured Mouse" Option "AllowEmptyInput" "false" EndSectionProps to K.Mandla for figuring it out.