[PC-BSD Testing] Latest Alpha -xorg issues

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Tue Nov 10 13:16:51 PST 2009

Sam Fourman Jr. wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 8:27 AM, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:
>> On Fri, 6 Nov 2009, Sam Fourman Jr. wrote:
>>> On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 4:47 AM, Airy <airy at netspace.net.au> wrote:
>>>> Just tried the latest alpha and something was broken compared to the
>>>> previous alpha unfortunately.
>>>> Installed on a Asus P5E-VM HDMI board on an IDE 320gb harddisk .
>>> somewhat related, I have a confusing problem I have an Asus board that
>>> xorg refuses to allow a working mouse and Keyboard
>>> The dmesg below is Not from PCBSD it is From FreeBSD 9.0 and both
>>> FreeBSD 8.0 and 9.0 work.
>>> I am not sure what is different about PCBSD
>>> I also am showing the working xorg.conf from FreeBSD 9(8.0 RC2 works as well)
>>> Thank you
>>> Sam Fourman Jr.
>> Sam,
>> Take a look at this section from your FreeBSD systems. It looks like you
>> have AutoAddDevices set to Off, which is on by default in PC-BSD Alphas:
>> Section "ServerLayout"
>>     Identifier     "Layout0"
>>     Screen      0  "Screen0" 1440 0
>>     Screen      1  "Screen1" rightOf "Screen0"
>>     InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
>>     InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
>>     Option         "AutoAddDevices" "Off"
>> EndSection
>> Could you give that a try on a PC-BSD system? If putting that into your xorg.conf fixes
>> your mouse / keyboard, then we can nail down the issue as being something with HAL, since xorg
>> tries to probe for devices via HAL with that option turned on.
> This does allow the mouse and keyboard to work. I did it by installing
> PCBSD 8 on a working system
> adding Option         "AutoAddDevices" "Off" to xorg.conf and moving
> that hard disk to the other system.
> and now I have a working mouse and keyboard just like in FreeBSD
> Sam Fourman Jr.
> Fourman Networks

I've gone ahead and put this option back in by default, it should be 
present in the next alpha.


Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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