Re: What is the Right Way(™) to run X?

Andreas Nilsson andrnils at
Sun Mar 17 12:14:44 UTC 2013

On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 1:07 PM, Daniel O'Connor <darius at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I recently updated my 9.1-PRE system's ports and my previous X config now
> results in no mouse (but the keyboard does work).
> I found that I needed to add the following..
> Section "ServerFlags"
>         Option      "AllowEmptyInput" "False"
> EndSection
> I am pretty sure this used to be necessary, then wasn't, but now seems
> required again.. From what I can see this means a 'startx' with no config
> is broken which is a bit of a step backwards.
> BTW I have dbus & hald running.
> --
> Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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On my intel-based systems there is no xorg.conf and on my nVidia-systems
there is one, but it contains only:
 Section "Device"
        Identifier      "nvidia"
        Driver  "nvidia"
        Option  "NoLogo" "true"
Section "Screen"
        Identifier "default screen"
        Device "nvidia"

so I think your setup is somehow broken. You didn't mention which version
of xorg you are using.

Does lshal show any inputdevices?

Have you tried to do the build from a clean environment?

Best regards

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