Mouse stopped working in X

James Ballantine jwb at
Fri May 18 12:45:54 UTC 2012

I'm running Gnome2 on a 9-stable system.

On May 18, 2012, at 8:27 AM, Bernt Hansson wrote:

> 2012-05-18 13:49, J. W. Ballantine skrev:
>> Hi,
>> Before the update of x11 on 4/21/2012, X was working fine, but now
>> when I startx, my usb and touchpad mouse are no longer found.  The
>> mouse works in terminal mode, and hald and dbus are started in
>> /etc/rc.conf.
> I have exactly the same problem. What windowmanager are you
> using? I'm using xfce4, I have a workaround for that.
> 1. start X
> 2. when it comes up press alt+F2, the start program dialog comes up
> 3. type in xterm or your terminal of choice
> 4. in your terminal su to root then type
> /usr/local/etc/rc.d/dbus restart && /usr/local/etc/rc.d/hald restart
> wait a few seconds and the mouse should work again.

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