Xorg - no mouse and no keyboard

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Sat Dec 5 17:49:05 UTC 2009

On Fri, 4 Dec 2009, Paul Schmehl wrote:

> --On December 4, 2009 8:10:08 PM -0600 "Michael L. Squires" 
> <mikes at siralan.org> wrote:
>> I had to add the following when moving from Xorg 6 to 7 since moused no
>> longer manages the mouse - hald and dbus do:
>> In /etc/rc.conf
>> # X11 7.4
>> # moused_enable="YES"
>> moused_enable="NO"
>> hald_enable="YES"
>> dbus_enable="YES"
>> which turns on hald and dbus.
> As I mentioned in a previous post, I have tried it both with and 
> without hald and dbus.  Nothing works.

Try manually configuring mouse and keyboard in xorg.conf again, but only 
with AutoAddDevices Off, no AllowEmptyInput line.  The xorg.conf man 
page says "If AllowEmptyInput is on, devices using the kbd, mouse, or 
vmmouse driver are ignored."

As to why the hal config doesn't work, I don't know.  Clearly it's 
running, talking to the X server, but also double-entering devices.  Are 
you using a wireless keyboard/mouse?

> On Monday I'm going to try the radeon and ati drivers and see if they do any 
> good.  I might also install the radeonhd-devel port to see it that helps.

Those only deal with the video card.  It sounds like what you have 
works, so I'd skip that for now.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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