7.2-STABLE X mouse & keyboard issues

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Thu Nov 12 00:40:36 UTC 2009

On Wed, 11 Nov 2009, stan wrote:

> I just built a brand new 7.2 STABLE machine, and the xorg package. startx
> brings up a nice screen, but neither the mouse, nor the keyboard (both USB)
> function in X.

The Handbook has an up-to-date section on xorg configuration:


> I have not created a /etx/X11/ config file yet. Do I need to do so?

With dbus and hal enabled, and one monitor, maybe not.  Try it.

> If so, what;s the best way?

Copy the previous xorg.conf, edit to take advantage of new xorg features 
or changes.  You can use X -configure, but the only section that it does 
well is the Device section with all the commented options.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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