FreeBSD 7.2 Intel i915 / Xorg issue

Shawn Badger shawnbadger at
Sun Jun 21 17:58:13 UTC 2009

   Shawn Badger wrote:

   Francisco Cabrita wrote:

Hi Shawn

I would first try to figure why is this error in the logs.

(EE) XKB: No components provided for device Virtual core keyboard

I think only errors stop the X to start. The one you show are warnings.


   Thanks Francisco, I hadn't noticed this.  When I use the options
       Option "AutoAddDevices" "False"
       Option "AllowEmptyInput" "False"
   and have hald running, I then get the following errors:
       (II) config/hal: Adding input device AT Keyboard
       (EE) config/hal: NewInputDeviceRequest failed (8)
       (II) config/hal: Adding input device PS/2 Mouse
       (EE) config/hal: NewInputDeviceRequest failed (8)
       (II) UnloadModule: "mouse"
       (II) UnloadModule: "kbd"
   When looking at my running processes, there are 3 hal-related
       hald-addon-mouse-sysmouse: /dev/psm0
       hald-addon-storage: /dev/acd0
   oops, /usr/local/sbin/hald is also running.  :)

     So now I have both dbus & hald running, and I am using the two X
     options stated above.  Am I missing something?

On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 6:12 PM, Shawn Badger [1]<shawnbadger at> wrote:

  Glen Barber wrote:

On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 1:06 PM, Glen Barber[1][2]<glen.j.barber at> wro

On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 12:45 PM, Shawn Badger[2][3]<shawnbadger at> wro

Hi, I've seen several posts with similar issues, but none of them have
helped me resolve my own.  I am using 7.2-RELEASE on my laptop with an Intel
i915 graphics card.  My problem is that Xorg refuses to start (most of the
time) and posts an error in the log:
 drmDropMaster failed: Unknown Error -1

I have gotten X to start on occasion, but I've never been able to get
fluxbox to start.  The command "Xorg -config /etc/X11/xorg.conf -retro"
always works correctly.

xorg.conf:     [3][4]
Xorg.0.log:    [4][5]
dmesg output:  [5][6]

Any help would be very much appreciated.

Try this: [6][7]

I didn't realize you had 'AutoAddDevices' in ServerLayout at first..
Still, give "AllowEmptyInput" "off" a shot.

  Thanks for the quick responses:
  I went ahead and gave it a try - to no avail.  Ironically, I have
  never had any of the mouse/keyboard issues that people have complained
  about.  My issue is that I just can't get X to start - it appears the
  drm driver is failing on me.
  I already have both hald and dbus loading in rc.conf.  All of my
  packages have been compiled from ports.


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