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Old 03-11-2010, 09:33 AM   #1
msocorcim
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No Kbd/Mouse in X - Slackware 13.0 upgraded from 12.2


Symptoms
- PS/2 mouse works fine under gpm
- PS/2 Keyboard works in console terminal
- Neither Mouse nor Keyboard works under kdm or xdm
- And: #ps aux | grep hal
shows:
82 4259 0.0 0.3 6472 1240 ? Ss Mar10 0:02 /usr/sbin/hald --daemon=yes --use-syslog

but does not show anything like:
root 4298 0.0 0.1 3300 544 ? S Mar10 0:00
hald-addon-input: Listening on /dev/input/event1

- And syslog show: when starting hald with --verbose=yes --use-syslog

Mar 10 20:30:48 darkstar hald[519]: 20:30:48.792 [E] hald.c:124: Cannot
start addon hald-addon-keyboard for udi
/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/platform_i8042_i8042
_KBD_port_logicaldev_input

Mar 10 20:49:41 darkstar hald[2454]: 20:49:41.651 [E] hald_runner.c:671 : Error running 'hald-addon-keyboard':
org.freedesktop.HalRunner.Failed: Start request failed

- You will find that deleting:
/var/cache/hald/fdi-cache

(and of course: /etc/rc.d/rc.hald restart)

- will allow hald to start the correct module:
/usr/libexec/hald-addon-input

- instead of trying to start a non-existant file:
/usr/libexec/hald-addon-keyboard

My theory is that since hald is the same version in 12.2 and 13.0, hald blieved that the cache file held valid information, when in fact it did not. I did not think to check the modification date before deleting the file.

-- msocorcim

Last edited by msocorcim; 03-16-2010 at 09:17 AM.
 
Old 03-15-2010, 09:05 AM   #2
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Please put the answer in a new post for the benefit of other people.
This has been hanging around in zero replies but it's solved.
 
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