xorg hal dbus

Dominic Fandrey kamikaze at bsdforen.de
Wed Feb 11 00:55:16 PST 2009

Lars Eighner wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Feb 2009, Dominic Fandrey wrote:
>>>   1. Add Option "AllowEmptyInput" "off" to your ServerLayout section.
>>>      This will cause X to use the configured kbd, mouse, and vmmouse
>>>      sections from your xorg.conf
>>>   2. Don't use moused.  If you want it to work with addon usb mice
>>>      set this in rc.conf:
>>>      moused_enable="NO"
>>>      moused_nondefault_enable="NO"
>> This is a) outdated and b) those are options. That means you do
>> one of them, not both.
>>>   I'm working on fixing hald or the mouse driver or both.
>>> <snip>
>>> After restoring my old xorg.conf and commenting out the RgbPath line, I
>>> added "AllowEmptyInput" "off" to the xorg.conf server layout section and
>>> disabled moused in rc.conf as per above.
>> Don't disable moused.
>>> Now on issuing startx I get a
>>> message saying the "AllowEmptyInput" line can't be parsed. Where should
>>> this line go?? From the context I assumed it should go into xorg.conf,
>>> but if not, where??
>> It goes into the xorg.conf. The question is just where did you put it?
>> This is how it looks and works on my system:
>> Section "ServerFlags"
>>     Option        "AllowEmptyInput"    "off"
>> EndSection
> Is "ServerFlags" different from "ServerLayout"?  I followed the
> instructions
> in UPDATING which seemed to me to indicate the section was "ServerLayout"
> --- after it became clear that the later UPDATING about it being fixed was
> somewhat overly optimistic.  Someone suggested the mouse problem could be
> fixed by deleting a file in hal, but did not specify which file.  Evidently
> hal not only kills the mouse, but kills using the numeric key pad for a
> mouse (or perhaps kills most of the keyboard --- enough of the keyboard was
> left that I could switch to a text-mode virtual terminal and kill xorg.

I did the update before any of this showed up in UPDATING and I fixed the
problems by reading the xorg.conf manual page. According to it
AllowEmptyInput belongs into the ServerFlags section.

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