Problems after upgrading to xorg-7.4_1

Mike Clarke jmc-freebsd2 at
Sun May 10 14:05:14 UTC 2009

On Friday 08 May 2009, Boris Samorodov wrote:

> New xorg uses hal by default.
> You have two options: either use hal [1] (i.e. start dbus and hald
> while booting) or not use it (then you should tweak xorg.conf).
> Either way please read recent freebsd-x11@ mail list archieves to
> understand what's up and what to do.

> [1]

Thanks for the link. I was aware that xorg now uses hal but I didn't 
realise I would need to make any configuration adjustments to hal. 
Adding the keyboard details 
to /usr/local/share/hal/fdi/policy/10osvendor/10-x11-input.fdi as 
described in the link fixed the problem. I was also able to get the 
keyboard working correctly without hal and dbus by adding 
Option "AllowEmptyInput" "off" to xorg.conf. Since hal doesn't appear 
to usefully do anything else for me I've gone for the AllowEmptyInput 

I still need to fix my problem with the nv and nvidia drivers but I've 
discovered that things work OK with the vesa driver so I'll use that 
for now.

Mike Clarke

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