Xorg 7.3 broke everything [Keyboard, Mouse, Nvidia] (Gentoo)

After doing an update of my gentoo system i restarted to find my Xorg in pieces

No Keyboard
No Touchpad (Mouse)
No Nvidia

A quick re emerge of nvidia and synaptics

emerge nvidia-drivers
emerge synaptics

Restarted Xorg took me back to my login screen but i still had no keyboard

A visit to #gentoo for a chat with mzbot who told me

“(17:37:05) mzbot: You may wish to consider avoiding xorg 7.3 for now. ati binary drivers do not work with it. Also, the way the .conf file is parsed has changed, often meaning xorg can override what you have told it to do, resulting in many major annoyances. It is ~arch for a reason :)”

A bit late to avoid so a chat to the other guys and they told me check my keyboard driver

my /etc/xorg.conf file had this

Old Setup
Section “InputDevice”
Identifier “Keyboard1”
Driver “kbd”


New Setup

Section “InputDevice”
Identifier “Keyboard1”
Driver “keyboard”


fixed that and re emerge the driver

emerge xf86-input-keyboard

and im back!

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