problems with hal in freebsd 7.2 i386

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Wed Sep 30 19:20:30 UTC 2009

On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 2:11 PM, <chrisa at> wrote:

> > I had similar troubles with hal.
> >
> > The easiest solutions is to get rid of hal. Deinstall it. The
> xorg-package
> > you can compile without hal (use make configure and uncheck hal) and it
> > will work.
> >
> > Cheers
> > herb langhans
> Thank you.
> 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? 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.
> 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.
> Cheers.
> My systems work well with hal. I find overall setup to be faster and
smoother(at this point in time) with hal enabled although there is much
adversity to it on this list.

Do you have xf86-input-mouse installed?

Adam Vande More

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