Replacing evdev with libinput

In Gentoo bug #601132 we want to switch from evdev as primary input driver for X to the shiny new libinput.
For me it turned out to be harder than expected as can be clearly seen in the bug.
Long story short, there's a couple of things users should keep in mind if they switch from evdev to libinput:
  • Remove any XKBRules entries from your xorg configuration files or else you can get very strange (and wrong) key mappings for your keyboard.
  • Packages that have the libinput USE flag shoud have it enabled and the package being re-emerged.
  • Additionally the evdev USE flag should be disabled for the very same packages.


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