LinuxQuestions.org
Go Job Hunting at the LQ Job Marketplace
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Other *NIX Forums > *BSD
User Name
Password
*BSD This forum is for the discussion of all BSD variants.
FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, etc.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 08-01-2011, 05:20 AM   #1
igadoter
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2006
Location: wroclaw, poland
Distribution: slack 12.2, debian-Trinity , openbsd
Posts: 729

Rep: Reputation: 56
FreeBSD+Xorg-7.05 = mouse + keyboard issues


Hi,
I've just installed FreeBSD 8.1 - seems it's OK except the Xorg server is unable to detect a mouse and a keyboard. I tired several options in the xorg.conf file but none work. This version of Xorg server relies on HAL to detect devices. Know I am thinking about two possible solutions: to downgrade the X server or to install HAL. But maybe there is a simple solution of my problems.

Any help are very welcomed.
 
Old 08-01-2011, 05:41 AM   #2
vermaden
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: pl_PL.lodz
Distribution: FreeBSD
Posts: 395

Rep: Reputation: 80
Add this to /etc/X11/xorg.conf file

Code:
Section "ServerFlags"
  Option "DontZap"         "off"
  Option "AutoAddDevices"  "off"
EndSection
... and You should install 8.2-RELEASE at least to be up-to-date, no point in using older releases.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 08-01-2011, 07:31 AM   #3
igadoter
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2006
Location: wroclaw, poland
Distribution: slack 12.2, debian-Trinity , openbsd
Posts: 729

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 56
The problem was the "DontZap" option. Now everything is OK.

I spent hours installing FreeBSD 8.1 - is there a painless way to upgrade to 8.2 ?
 
Old 08-01-2011, 07:40 AM   #4
vermaden
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: pl_PL.lodz
Distribution: FreeBSD
Posts: 395

Rep: Reputation: 80
Acutally yes, there is, this is the schema for that upgrade:

Code:
# freebsd-update upgrade -r 8.2-RELEASE
# freebsd-update install
# shutdown -r now
# freebsd-update install
# shutdown -r now
... and thats it, You will also have to read (and understand) on screen information and answer the questions to have merged configuration files.
 
Old 08-01-2011, 08:06 AM   #5
igadoter
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2006
Location: wroclaw, poland
Distribution: slack 12.2, debian-Trinity , openbsd
Posts: 729

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 56
Happily it is the new installation - there are no custom settings. What about the packages - I've got a bunch of them already installed. But I am aware most about USB wifi cards - this is the only way for the permanent internet connection - via wireless router. I have a look at HCL for USB wifi cards - it seems for me it may be difficult to get one of these cards.
 
Old 08-01-2011, 08:15 AM   #6
vermaden
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: pl_PL.lodz
Distribution: FreeBSD
Posts: 395

Rep: Reputation: 80
For packages, it would be something like that (after upgrade):

Code:
# pkg_info -qoa > PACKAGES
# pkg_delete -a
# rm -rf /usr/local /var/db/pkg
# sh
# while read I; do pkg_add -r $( basename ${I} ); done < PACKAGES
You may also try pkg_upgrade command from bsdadminscripts package or portmaster -PP (with that option it will only use packages without needless compilation).
 
  


Reply

Tags
freebsd, keyboard, mouse, xorg


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
No mouse or keyboard inputs in X server in FreeBSD 7.2 fedoralinuxjunkie *BSD 4 07-28-2009 03:49 PM
Disable PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse in Xorg FLLinux Linux - Hardware 2 06-11-2009 07:56 AM
Xorg seems not to grab mouse or keyboard Oxagast Linux - Software 1 10-15-2008 01:24 PM
FreeBSD and issues with Xorg bshearer *BSD 16 04-20-2005 12:57 PM
Mouse with Scroll button (FreeBSD 5.3) xorg.conf x86br *BSD 6 10-20-2004 06:33 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:26 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration