misc/168938: moused enabled causes xorg startx to fail

J B jb.1234abcd at gmail.com
Mon Jun 11 07:20:15 UTC 2012

The following reply was made to PR misc/168938; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: J B <jb.1234abcd at gmail.com>
To: FreeBSD-gnats-submit at freebsd.org, freebsd-bugs at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: misc/168938: moused enabled causes xorg startx to fail
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 09:16:38 +0200

 This is a bit strange.
 To fix the problem I disabled moused in /etc/rc.conf .
 I could 'startx' X session.
 But 'ps' still showed moused processes:
 $ ps auxww |grep -i mouse
 root        1286   0.0  0.1   9716   1148  ??  Ss    8:55AM  0:01.02
 /usr/sbin/moused -p /dev/ums0 -t auto -I /var/run/moused.ums0.pid
 root        1888   0.0  0.1   9716   1144  ??  Is    8:55AM  0:00.00
 /usr/sbin/moused -p /dev/psm0 -t auto
 root        2045   0.0  0.1  12340   2516  ??  I     8:55AM  0:00.01
 hald-addon-mouse-sysmouse: /dev/psm0 (hald-addon-mouse-sy)
 root        2065   0.0  0.1  12340   2520  ??  I     8:55AM  0:00.01
 hald-addon-mouse-sysmouse: /dev/ums0 (hald-addon-mouse-sy)
 jb          2262   0.0  0.1   9748   1284   2  S+    9:03AM  0:00.01
 grep -i mouse
 I have 2 mouses: Lenovo thinkpad stick and external usb mouse.
 There was a fix offered on questions-list:
 Disable hal in xorg.conf, ServerLayout section:
 Option "AutoAddDevices" "Off"
 I assume this is a temp solution only.
 So I enabled moused in /etc/rc.conf, with the above xorg.conf fix. and rebooted.
 'startx' log shows:
 (EE) config/hal: NewInputDeviceRequest failed (8)
 (EE) config/hal: NewInputDeviceRequest failed (8)
 but mouses seem to work again.

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