Performance and mouse problems

doug at doug at
Wed May 2 17:19:12 UTC 2012

On Wed, 2 May 2012, Warren Block wrote:

> On Wed, 2 May 2012, Albert Shih wrote:
>> I think the problem is indeed comme from Xorg.
> Just to repeat: on this Gateway notebook, only one or the other of the 
> touchpad or mouse would work until I enabled moused in /etc/rc.conf. Now 
> either or both work, including when the USB mouse is connected after X 
> starts.

My experience corresponds with Warren's thoughts on this. I was running the 
exact levels of software on an old Dell 800Mhz desktop and new aDell laptop many 
many times faster, 4 cpu's etc, etc. HAL (which is well named I think) did not 
work very well on the laptop and I would lose the mouse and keyboard when I 
disabled the touchpad. On the Desktop HAL worked fine. The laptop (keyboard and 
mouse anyway) works fine without HAL.

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