How I got Xorg mouse and keyboard working on FreeBSD 10

Posted: June 6, 2014. At: 2:36 PM. This was 3 years ago. Post ID: 7365

I recently installed FreeBSD 10 in VMware and I had problems getting the mouse and keyboard to work with Xorg. I solved this in the following manner.

I added these four lines to my /etc/rc.conf file.

moused_enable="NO"
moused_nondefault_enable="NO"
hald_enable="YES"
dbus_enable="YES"

The /etc/rc.conf file looks like this.

hostname="deusexmachina"
ifconfig_em0="DHCP"
ifconfig_em0_ipv6="inet6 accept_rtadv"
sshd_enable="YES"
# Set dumpdev to "AUTO" to enable crash dumps, "NO" to disable
dumpdev="AUTO"
vmware_guest_vmblock_enable="YES"
vmware_guest_vmhgfs_enable="YES"
vmware_guest_vmmemctl_enable="YES"
vmware_guest_vmxnet_enable="YES"
vmware_guestd_enable="YES"
moused_enable="NO"
moused_nondefault_enable="NO"
hald_enable="YES"
dbus_enable="YES"

I booted Xorg without an xorg.conf file and it still works adequately. I can use Firefox 29 to browse the Internet and write this posting. So that is how to get Xorg working with FreeBSD 10. My wireless USB mouse works perfectly with FreeBSD through VMware workstation 10. This would work perfectly with a native bare metal installation of FreeBSD as well.

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