On 6/22/10 1:52 PM, Andy Balholm wrote:
I am having a problem with Xorg under FreeBSD 8.0 RELEASE and 8.1 RC1:

When I type startx, the X server starts, and some xterm windows open, but it 
will not respond to keyboard or mouse input. The mouse pointer won't move, and 
the only keyboard input that does anything is CTRL-ALT-F1 etc. to switch 
virtual terminals.

If I install FreeBSD 7.1, which installs Xorg straight from the installation 
CD, it works fine. Under version 8, I've tried installing from ports and 
packages, and I get this problem.

When I first had this problem, I was running it under VirtualBox, so I thought 
maybe it was because VirtualBox's FreeBSD support is incomplete. But now I've 
tried it on real PC hardware, and I have the same problem.

Obviously some people must be running X under FreeBSD 8, so I must be doing 
something wrong in my installation or configuration, but I can't guess what it 

Try adding the following to xorg.conf:

Section "ServerFlags"
        option "AllowEmptyInput" "off"
        option "AutoAddDevices" "off"


Glen Barber
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