problems with hal in freebsd 7.2 i386

Warren Block wblock at
Wed Sep 30 19:20:03 UTC 2009

On Wed, 30 Sep 2009, chrisa at wrote:

> I discovered that compiling all ports on the relevant machine made it
> compile and start. Isn't it odd that the ones compiled on a slightly
> different i386 machine didn't?

Not really.  There are lots of ways for two "slightly" different 
machines to be really different.

> Anyway, the mouse still doesn't work in X, and from what I'm hearing, 
> it's possible to get the mouse to work in X without it, so I am going 
> to get rid of hal.

Or you could fix your configuration.

> By the way, any ideas on why the mouse input mightn't work in X? It's a
> usb mouse, but moused in text mode works with it.

Your xorg.conf probably has outdated options in it.  But it's hard to 
tell without seeing it.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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