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Date:      Fri, 18 May 2012 08:45:52 -0400
From:      James Ballantine <jwb@hera.homer.att.com>
To:        Bernt Hansson <bah@bananmonarki.se>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Mouse stopped working in X
Message-ID:  <874F0B67-8926-4095-BC49-E3C4D87F5543@hera.homer.att.com>
In-Reply-To: <4FB64022.6010206@bananmonarki.se>
References:  <201205181149.q4IBndvU028665@hera.homer.att.com> <4FB64022.6010206@bananmonarki.se>

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I'm running Gnome2 on a 9-stable system.

On May 18, 2012, at 8:27 AM, Bernt Hansson wrote:

> 2012-05-18 13:49, J. W. Ballantine skrev:
>> Hi,
>> 
>> Before the update of x11 on 4/21/2012, X was working fine, but now
>> when I startx, my usb and touchpad mouse are no longer found.  The
>> mouse works in terminal mode, and hald and dbus are started in
>> /etc/rc.conf.
> 
> I have exactly the same problem. What windowmanager are you
> using? I'm using xfce4, I have a workaround for that.
> 
> 1. start X
> 2. when it comes up press alt+F2, the start program dialog comes up
> 3. type in xterm or your terminal of choice
> 4. in your terminal su to root then type
> 
> /usr/local/etc/rc.d/dbus restart && /usr/local/etc/rc.d/hald restart
> 
> wait a few seconds and the mouse should work again.




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