All of a sudden, problems with X

Warren Block wblock at
Tue Jul 22 10:52:39 UTC 2014

On Mon, 21 Jul 2014, David Benfell wrote:

> Yes, I'm running HAL. I understand this is what makes detecting a USB
> keyboard (I have a *full size* keyboard this way) and a USB mouse (my
> precious trackball) possible.

Not exactly.  HAL provides hot-plugging, recognition of keyboards or 
mice that are connected after X has started.  The latest versions of the 
FreeBSD port have support for doing this through devd.  Without either, 
mice and keyboards work, but only if they were connected when X started.

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