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Mouse not working in Xorg on FreeBSD

After installing Mate desktop environment on a fresh FreeBSD 10.2 box, mouse was not working. This is what I have in my /etc/rc.conf:

...
moused_enable="YES"
hald_enable="YES"
dbus_enable="YES"

Some suggests that the order of hald and dbus be swapped around. I tried that, and it didn’t work.

A bit of more Googlings, I found out a working solution[1]. I need to install: xf86-input-mouse.

Here’s how I did it:

# portmaster x11/drivers/xf86-input-mouse

And that’s all required to be done. If your keyboard is not working in Xorg, you might want to also install xf86-input-keyboard.

Full credit goes to the guy at the killtheradio.ne. Thanks!

Ref:

– [1] http://killtheradio.net/tricks-hacks/keyboardmouse-not-working-in-xorg-on-freebsd/