xdm failing to start on FBSD 10.0 r2340030 erratically

Sean C. Farley scf at FreeBSD.org
Wed May 16 15:18:13 UTC 2012

On Mon, 9 Apr 2012, O. Hartmann wrote:

> Am 04/08/12 17:29, schrieb David Wolfskill:


>> * I don't know that this is different, but it may well be:  my 
>> xorg.conf
>>   includes a stanza:
>>   Section "ServerFlags"
>>       Option         "AutoAddDevices" "False"
>>   EndSection
> I should go with this and try. But as far as I know, since I have USB 
> devices (mouse, keyboard), unpluggin and pluggin them is then, without 
> hal and dbus, not recognized anymore, isn't it?
> There was a discussion once going one for this subject.

For posterity's sake, I wanted to mention that I use AutoAddDevices on 
my desktop, but for my laptop, I do not.  However, I do not use HAL with 
either.  Here are bits of my laptop's configuration to get it to use an 
external mouse without HAL.  sysmouse(4) handles the mouse being added 
before or after the X server is running.

Section "ServerLayout"
         InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
         InputDevice    "Synaptics Mouse" "CorePointer"
         InputDevice    "SysMouse" "SendCoreEvents"

Section "InputDevice"
         Identifier  "Keyboard0"
         Driver      "kbd"

Section "InputDevice"
         Identifier    "Synaptics Mouse"
         Driver        "synaptics"
         Option        "Protocol" "psm"
         Option        "Device" "/dev/psm0"

Section "InputDevice"
         Identifier    "SysMouse"
         Driver        "mouse"
         Option        "Protocol" "auto"
         Option        "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"

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