Xorg mouse not working after upgrade (console mouse works)
wblock at wonkity.com
Sun Oct 4 22:45:16 UTC 2009
On Sun, 4 Oct 2009, Nerius Landys wrote:
> I had everything (Xorg + console mouse) working perfectly on my 6.3
> system with slightly outdated ports. Now I upgraded to 6.4 and the
> latest ports. I am getting some strange behavior with respect to the
> mouse. I did adjust some lines of rc.conf in the process of trying to
> debug the problem (moused used to be enabled and now it's not).
> I have a run-of-the-mill USB mouse hooked up.
> In the console (before I type "startx"), I am able to move the mouse
> cursor and copy+paste just fine in the console. My rc.conf looks like
> this (surprisingly, moused is NOT enalbed, and the console mouse DOES
> WORK FINE):
But if you check with ps, you'll find moused is running anyway. It gets
started so that hotplugging USB mice works. See
moused_nondefault_enable in rc.conf(5). Since you have a USB mouse, you
might as well add moused_enable="YES" to rc.conf.
> ifconfig_em0="inet 192.168.0.5 netmask 255.255.255.0"
> # added by xorg-libraries port
> When I "startx", the mouse cursor won't move. I have nothing
> currently in /etc/X11/xorg.conf (it's missing).
Make sure that there isn't an xorg.conf somewhere else that's being
used. /var/log/Xorg.0.log will show for sure:
(==) Using config file: "/usr/local/lib/X11/xorg.conf"
> I tried "Xorg -configure" and copying the output of that to
> /etc/X11/xorg.conf, but no change in behavior.
That produces an increasingly outdated config file.
> I am also trying to add
> to my rc.conf. Then when I try to start moused, I get the following error:
> Starting default moused:moused: unable to open /dev/psm0: No such
> file or directory
Remember that moused is already running, and you may have to kill it
before trying to re-run it with /etc/rc.d/moused. Running 6.4 might
make a difference, too; I don't know.
> Had a look in /etc/defaults/rc.conf, but cannot decide on what to
> change in /etc/rc.conf to make X work.
> I really see no point in starting moused if the console mouse is
> already working, however. Is that correct?
> When I generated the xorg.conf with "Xorg -configure", I did see this
> section in the xorg.conf:
> Section "InputDevice"
> Identifier "Mouse0"
> Driver "mouse"
> Option "Protocol" "auto"
> Option "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"
> Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
> Any ideas on how to get mouse to work in X? I had a good look at the
> Handbook but everything I tried there did not fix the problem.
Enable hal and dbus (and moused) in rc.conf. Make sure all are started
and continue running; hal erroring out can be annoying.
If you were running without an xorg.conf before, that should be enough.
-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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