kdb and mouse are disabled on HP Pavilion dv5210us by X.org 7.4.1 (7.2-R)

Charles Oppermann chuckop at gmail.com
Sun May 17 23:35:50 UTC 2009

Jin Guojun[VFF] wrote:
> When installed FreeBSD 7.2 release with xorg-7.4.1, the X server does 
> not work on
> HP Pavilion dv5210us laptop due to the key board and mouse are disabled 
> somehow.
> Some Hot keys (Ctrl-Altr-F#) are working but mouse is not movable and 
> cannot type in a Xterm.

A quick search should indicate the solution.  Xorg prefers using HALD 
for hardware access.  If the Hal Daemon isn't running, regular 
keyboard/mouse input won't work.

You can add the following to /etc/rc.conf to automatically start the HAL 
and DBus daemons:


After adding, use the following commands to start the services:

/usr/local/etc/rc.d/dbus start
/user/local/etc/rc.d/hald start

Alternatively, you can add the following line to the ServerLayout 
section of your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file:

Option "AllowEmptyInput" "false"

Hope this helps.

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