problems with hal in freebsd 7.2 i386

Warren Block wblock at
Wed Sep 30 22:48:10 UTC 2009

On Wed, 30 Sep 2009, CmdLnKid wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Sep 2009 16:36 -0000, chrisa wrote:
>> (II) Cannot locate a core pointer device.
>> (II) Cannot locate a core keyboard device.
>> (II) The server relies on HAL to provide the list of input devices.
>>        If no devices become available, reconfigure HAL or disable
>> AllowEmptyInput.

These are normal messages.  (II)nformation, not (EE)rror.

>> even though the mouse and keyboard both work now.

Just wanted to emphasize that.

>> To make sure that it was the most recent log file, I deleted all the 
>> Xorg logs, restarted it, and read the most recent one. And it still 
>> contains those lines with the working mouse and keyboard.
> Add the following to your X11 config and see what you come up with.
> Section "ServerFlags"
>        option  "AutoAddDevices"        "off"
>        option  "AllowEmptyInput"       "off"
> EndSection

Why?  Several months ago, these were used to work around bugs.  Shortly 
afterwards, the bugs were fixed.  Now the use of those options is 
causing problems more often than solving them.

The time to add those options is when xorg doesn't work without them.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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