Irritating delay in mouse in kde4

Paul Schmehl pschmehl_lists at
Thu Mar 18 15:28:37 UTC 2010

--On Wednesday, March 17, 2010 12:49:02 -0600 Warren Block <wblock at> 

> 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

Perfect!  That was the answer.  Thanks, Warren.  As usual you are quite helpful.

Paul Schmehl, Senior Infosec Analyst
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