FreeBSD9 - I can't get my mouse to work
wblock at wonkity.com
Wed Jun 6 14:23:41 UTC 2012
On Wed, 6 Jun 2012, Erich wrote:
> On 06 June 2012 6:37:43 Warren Block wrote:
>> On Wed, 6 Jun 2012, Erich wrote:
>>> I have had success on my hardware with this setting:
>>> # The working configuration. The mouse daemon in /etc/rc.conf
>>> # was dsabled.
>>> # Section "ServerLayout"
>>> # Identifier "X.org Configured"
>>> # Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
>>> # InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
>>> # InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
>>> # EndSection
>>> # Section "ServerFlags"
>>> # Option "AllowEmptyInput" "false"
>> Please don't do that: http://www.wonkity.com/~wblock/docs/html/aei.html
>>> # Option "AutoAddDevices" "false"
>> This is the right way to disable HAL input device detection.
> Is this really without function now? I could not get X running on the machine I used without using it.
AEI is not without function, it's just usually not the function desired.
AutoAddDevices Off is all that's needed to prevent xorg-server from
using HAL for input device detection. So far, I have not found a
situation where AEI Off is still required, and more than a few where it
Better yet is to rebuild xorg-server with the HAL option disabled. For
example, xfce does not require or benefit from HAL. Other software may
still need it.
> My standard practise is to use an empty xorg.conf when installing a fresh X. I add then these lines when X does not work.
Fair enough. Just leave out the AEI line.
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