Irritating delay in mouse in kde4

Warren Block wblock at
Wed Mar 17 18:49:04 UTC 2010

On Wed, 17 Mar 2010, Paul Schmehl wrote:

> I recently upgraded from FreeBSD 7.2 STABLE to 8.0 STABLE.  I also upgraded 
> from KDE3 to KDE4 and rebuilt all my ports.  Everything seems to work fine 
> except the mouse.  There is an irritating delay that I can't seem to get rid 
> of.  For example, if I mouse to the address line in Firefox and begin typing 
> in a url, nothing happens until I move the mouse.  Then, suddenly, what I 
> typed will appear in the address bar.
> If I'm working in a shell, for example running portupgrade, nothing happens 
> until I move the mouse.  Then suddenly portupgrade will start working.
> Has anyone seen this type of behavior?  Have any idea what the cause might be 
> or where to look to troubleshoot the issue?

Do you have an AllowEmptyInput line in xorg.conf?  If so, remove it.

If you need to disable HAL input device detection, use
   Option "AutoAddDevices" "false"

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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