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
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:
option "AllowEmptyInput" "off"
option "AutoAddDevices" "off"
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