Odd mouse issue with new xorg-server

Kevin Oberman kob6558 at gmail.com
Tue May 15 23:51:59 UTC 2012

On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 11:57 AM, Tom Evans <tevans.uk at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 3:30 AM, Kevin Oberman <rkoberman at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I hit a weird one with the new xorg-server. I have previously been
>> running the xorg-devel from about 4or 5 months ago, so it's something
>> that has happened since then.
> This is just a 'me too'. In my case, it seems like restarting hald
> allows X to start up and find the mouse. Full details and logs in the
> "Strange keyboard/hald issues after upgrading to 9-STABLE and latest
> ports" thread.
> I see the current solutions suggest to disable hald, either by
> completely disabling it from X, or by "AutoAddDevices off". In my
> case, these are not solutions, as I rely on hald noticing when new
> keyboards and mice are added to the computer and making them available
> to X - I often dock and undock my laptop, the dock has two keyboards
> and two mice attached to it.
> I also don't fully understand what the problem is either. Earlier
> versions of hald/Xorg were capable of finding my mouse every single
> time they started up. These new versions do not seem fit for use.

Out of curiosity, does the mouse show up in lshal(1) output before you
restart hald? Is there a difference after the restart?
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
E-mail: kob6558 at gmail.com

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