Touchpad stopped working after pgk upgrade

Morten Bo Johansen listmail at
Mon Apr 13 09:05:16 UTC 2020


I'm rather new to Freebsd and yesterday I did a "pkg upgrade"
after which the touchpad on my Lenovo R61 is no longer
responsive. There is also some oddities with my keyboard such
as the arrow up key not working anymore.

- Running xev shows no reaction when touching the touchpad.
- Xorg.0.log shows no errors or warnings.
- moused is running as I can plug in a USB mouse and have it
I unplugged the usb mouse and ran the command:

  $ sudo /usr/sbin/moused -p /dev/sysmouse -t auto
as I surmise that /dev/sysmouse refers to the touchpad(?)
but moused responds with

  moused: unable to get status of mouse fd: inappropiate ioctl
  for device
The output from Xorg -version:
   X.Org X Server 1.20.8
   X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
   Build Operating System: FreeBSD 12.1-RELEASE-p3 amd64 
   Current Operating System: FreeBSD 12.1-RELEASE-p3 FreeBSD 12.1-RELEASE-p3 GENERIC amd64
   Build Date: 02 April 2020  10:19:53AM
   Current version of pixman: 0.38.4
   	Before reporting problems, check
   	to make sure that you have the latest version.

The output from uname -mrs:

   FreeBSD 12.1-RELEASE-p3 amd64

My desktop system is xfce4, version 4.14.

About 200 packages were upgraded and I'd love to supply a list
but I don't know where the log for this is kept(?)

Anyone to help me getting my touchpad back?


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