Xorg mouse not working after upgrade (console mouse works)

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Mon Oct 5 00:29:59 UTC 2009

On Sun, 4 Oct 2009, Nerius Landys wrote:

> Thanks for the tips guys.  I had a close look at both suggestions.
> After further experimentation I found that this line in rc.conf:
>  usbd_enable="YES"
> was causing the mouse pointer not to work in Xorg.  Simply removing
> that line, all works perfectly.

Huh.  usbd went away at some point around 6.4, so that line shouldn't do 
anything.  I think.

>  So my end-result rc.conf is:
>  defaultrouter=""
>  hostname="tweety.i"
>  ifconfig_em0="inet  netmask"
>  sshd_enable="YES"
>  # added by xorg-libraries port
>  local_startup="/usr/local/etc/rc.d"
>  hald_enable="YES"
>  dbus_enable="YES"
> I found that adding the moused start just adds more confusion,
> especially because moused is already started automatically because of,
> I guess, the hald.
> I just hope I'm not missing out on not having usbd_enable.
> Kinda confusing stuff, I'm sure it's smoother in 7.x or 8.0.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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