X not responding

Andy Balholm andy at balholm.com
Tue Jun 22 19:57:18 UTC 2010

Thanks. That fixed it. I guess I should have read the handbook more.

Andy Balholm
(509) 276-2065
andy at balholm.com

On Jun 22, 2010, at 12:46 PM, Warren Block wrote:

> On Tue, 22 Jun 2010, Andy Balholm wrote:
>> I am having a problem with Xorg under FreeBSD 8.0 RELEASE and 8.1 RC1:
>> When I type startx, the X server starts, and some xterm windows open, but it will not respond to keyboard or mouse input. The mouse pointer won't move, and the only keyboard input that does anything is CTRL-ALT-F1 etc. to switch virtual terminals.
> Enable dbus and hal in rc.conf as shown here:
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x-config.html
> If you want to use X without hal for input device detection, add
> Option "AutoAddDevices" "Off" to the ServerLayout section.  Do not set the AllowEmptyInput option, it is unnecessary and problematic.  Or you can configure the xorg-server port without hal.

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