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

Daniel O'Connor darius at
Sun Mar 17 12:18:05 UTC 2013

On 17/03/2013, at 22:44, Andreas Nilsson <andrnils at> wrote:
> so I think your setup is somehow broken. You didn't mention which version of xorg you are using.

Very possibly :)
I have xorg-server 1.7.7_6,1

> Does lshal show any inputdevices?

I see the following..

udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/atkbdc_0'
  freebsd.driver = 'atkbdc'  (string)
  freebsd.unit = 0  (0x0)  (int)
  info.parent = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer'  (string)
  info.product = 'Keyboard controller (i8042)'  (string)
  info.subsystem = 'platform'  (string)
  info.udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/atkbdc_0'  (string) = 'atkbdc.0'  (string)
  pnp.description = 'IBM Enhanced (101/102-key, PS/2 mouse support)'  (string) = 'PNP0303'  (string)

udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/atkbd_0'
  freebsd.device_file = '/dev/atkbd0'  (string)
  freebsd.driver = 'atkbd'  (string)
  freebsd.unit = 0  (0x0)  (int)
  info.addons.singleton = {'hald-addon-input'} (string list)
  info.capabilities = {'input', 'input.keyboard', 'input.keys', 'button'} (string list)
  info.category = 'input'  (string)
  info.parent = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/atkbdc_0'  (string)
  info.product = 'AT Keyboard'  (string)
  info.subsystem = 'platform'  (string)
  info.udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/atkbd_0'  (string)
  input.device = ''  (string)
  input.x11_driver = 'kbd'  (string) = 'atkbd.0'  (string)

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

Not really, I can't just nuke the existing packages and do an install (I suppose I could do it in a chroot).

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