problems with mouse

Antonio Olivares olivares14031 at
Tue Aug 30 13:08:05 UTC 2016

Dear folks,

I am not sure if hald_enable="YES" is still needed, but I will add it
to see if the mouse problem goes away, because mouse works, but when I
switch apps, ie. firefox to xterm, then I cannot switch back to
firefox till I finish with xterm :(.  If it works well and fixes the
problem, I will let you all know and hopefully it does fix the issue.

Best Regards,


On Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 12:15 AM, Bruce Evans <brde at> wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Aug 2016, Hans Petter Selasky wrote:
>> On 08/29/16 22:12, Antonio Olivares wrote:
>>> I apologize in advance if this is not in the right list, if I need to
>>> pose this question in questions, I will do so as soon as I find out.
>>> I am having trouble with switching apps in Lumina desktop with the
>>> mouse, I removed moused from /etc/rc.conf because I have a usb mouse
>>> and still lose when I switch from firefox to terminal or vice versa.
>>> $ uname -a
>>> FreeBSD hp 11.0-RC2 FreeBSD 11.0-RC2 #0 r304729: Wed Aug 24 06:59:03
>>> UTC 2016     root at
>>>  amd64
>>> Is there a way to troubleshoot this?  Is there something that can fix
>>> this?
>> Bruce Evans has fixed some issues with SC/VT mouse/keyboard stuff in
>> 12-current. Maybe he has some ideas.
> I only know about sc/atkbd and am trying not to break ukbd.
> The cause of Bug 211884 (ukbd?) is still unknown.  Bugzilla is too hard
> to access for me, but the PR seems to be missing critical info about the
> environment (is the console vt or sc?).
> kbdmux is still missing the fix that is blamed for causing Bug 211884.
> I need to fix kbdmux before changing sc to depend on it being fixed.
> vt already depends on it being fixed.  Howver, vt also depends on
> going through kbdmux.  ukbd doesn't attach properly directly for vt.
> ukbd passed tests of working in panic mode yesterday.  It actually
> works perfectly in panic + ddb (polled) mode.  Much better than in
> just ddb mode.  Panic mode turns off its locking and thus gives
> races instead of deadlocks and assertion failures, and the races
> aren't very harmful in panic mode.  So the basic polling method in
> ukbd is working except when it tries to do correct locking.
> Bruce

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