I recently installed FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE on a VirtualBox VM to do some cl-async testing. I wanted to get Xorg running so I could edit code at a more “comfortable” resolution. I was able to get Xorg running fairly easily just by installing Xfce from /usr/ports.

However, upon starting Xorg, my keyboard mouse would not work. I tried many things: following the steps in the handbook, enabling/disabling hald, reconfiguring Xorg, etc. No luck. My Xorg.0.log was telling me that it couldn’t load the kdb/mouse drivers. After snooping around some forums, I found the solution:

  • Install the x11-drivers/xf86-input-keyboard port
  • Install the x11-drivers/xf86-input-mouse port

After doing this, all was right with the world. Just to clarify, I am using dbus/hald and more or less using the default configuration that Xorg -configure gave me.

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