Odd mouse issue with new xorg-server

ajtiM lumiwa at gmail.com
Wed May 16 10:24:35 UTC 2012

On Wednesday 16 May 2012 03:35:14 Tom Evans wrote:
> On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 12:51 AM, Kevin Oberman <kob6558 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 11:57 AM, Tom Evans <tevans.uk at googlemail.com> 
> >> On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 3:30 AM, Kevin Oberman <rkoberman at gmail.com> 
> >>> 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?
> I can check that, but I think restarting hald is not relevant. My
> current approach, which seems to be working nicely, is to  boot with
> gdm disabled, and restart it 3 times. This gets me a working X with a
> working hal 90% of the time.
> Hence I think that my idea that hald was behind this seems wrong, as
> I'm now not restarting hald.
> I've had enough of fiddling with this right now (I need to do some
> work!), but tonight I will make the gdm rc.d script record a copy of
> lshal output when it starts up, perhaps there is a time delay in hald
> presenting the right devices.
> Cheers
> Tom
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I have the same problem all the time after update (never had before) and I 
never restart hald but on the second try of 'startx" it works. BTW I use KDE 
and it is anoying.


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