Xorg 7.7 suddenly lost the keyboard

Peter Ulrich Kruppa ulrich at pukruppa.de
Tue Jun 17 14:53:58 UTC 2014

Am 15.06.2014 16:32, schrieb Jukka Ukkonen:
> Hello everybody,
> I recently had a very peculiar experience with Xorg 7.7 on an amd64
> system running FreeBSD 10-stable.
> Suddenly any and all X11 applications lost the keyboard. When using
> vanilla vt only the same keyboard
> works just fine.
> I guess this happened after I had updated the ports tree using svn and
> run "portupgrade --batch -y -a".
I can confirm this. If you've got some spare minutes try this:

# cd /usr/ports/x11-drivers/xf86-input-keyboard/
# make deinstall
# cd /usr/ports/x11-drivers/xf86-input-mouse/
# make deinstall
# cd /usr/ports/x11-drivers/xf86-input-keyboard/
# make install
# cd /usr/ports/x11-drivers/xf86-input-mouse/
# make install

For unknown reasons both my keyboard and my mouse now work fine again!



> Does anyone have any idea what might be the root cause and how to get
> around this.
> Previously I have been using HAL configured devices with Xorg. Now even
> explicitly forcing the automatic
> device detection off did not bring the keyboard back. Rebuilding
> xorg-server to use devd instead of HAL
> did not help either. So, I am confused. Any ideas what to try?
> Cheers,
> --jau
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