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Very slow response to mouse and keyboard

Discussion in 'GNOME' started by dheerajsuthar, May 12, 2010.

  1. dheerajsuthar

    dheerajsuthar New Member

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    Hi to everyone in this forum!
    I am suffering a problem in nearly every desktop environment:
    Gnome
    Kde4
    Xfce4
    Problem is that they respond very slowly to all mouse and key press. Also menu and task switching is painfully slow. Some time they just hang without any error. Also same with switching console.
    I have installed everything (including nvidia driver from ports) according to Handbook.
    I am attaching following:
    x log
    rc.conf
    kldstat
    dmesg.boot

    My system specifications:
    Specification:
    FreeBSD RELEASE 8 i386 (no modification in kernel, Generic one)
    Dell Studio XPS 1340

    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo P8700 (3MB cache/2.53GHz/1066Mhz FSB)

    Operating System
    Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
    Specifications - Operating System

    Operating System
    Genuine Windows® Vista Home Premium, 64bit, English
    Specifications - Operating System


    LCD Panel
    Edge-to-Edge 13.3" HD WXGA LCD with 2.0 Megapixel Camera
    Specifications - LCD Panel


    Internal Optical Drive
    8X Slot Load CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
    Specifications - Internal Optical Drive


    MEMORY
    4GB4 Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM3 at 1067MHz (2 Dimms)
    Specifications - MEMORY

    Hard Drive
    320GB5 7200 RPM6 SATA Hard Drive
    Specifications - Hard Drive


    Video Card
    NVIDIA® GeForce® 9500M - 256MB
    Specifications - Video Card

    SOUND CARD
    High Definition Audio 2.0
    Specifications - SOUND CARD


    Wireless Networking Cards
    Dell Wireless 1520 802.11n Half Mini-Card
    Specifications - Wireless Networking Cards

    Background:
    This is my second stint with FreeBSD. Tried it once before but had some trouble with CD/DVD drive and other problem. Although couldn't solve it but found the reason : Perhaps my CD drive is on slave whereas FreeBSD needs it on Master (got the idea by runnig FreeBSD on virtual machine. Worked on Linux(SlackWare 13 + Xfce4) meanwhile and everything worked pretty well and fast. However I had some strange inclination toward FreeBSD from begining:) (mainly due to its design and nice documentation) so I am here again. Please help me in continuing my stay with this great OS.
     

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  2. wblock@

    wblock@ Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Developer

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    From your xorg.conf:

    #my changes to have mouse and keyboard
    Section "ServerFlags"
    Option "AllowEmptyInput" "False"
    EndSection
    #my changes end


    AllowEmptyInput will do that. Remove it, stop using it, tell everyone you know that what was used a year ago as a temporary bug fix is now a bug cause.

    Your rc.conf shows that you're running hal and dbus, so just remove the AEI option and try your window manager. If that works, you can also remove the InputDevice sections from xorg.conf, and you're done.

    If you really need to disable hal input device detection, use Option "AutoAddDevices" "Off". And you can put it in the ServerLayout section, there's no need for the extra ServerFlags section.
     
  3. dheerajsuthar

    dheerajsuthar New Member

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    Thanks for reply wblock. Probably that's why I like FreeBSD "everything configured by hand and helpful community.". Your solution worked very well.However I am still searching answer for making my synaptic touchpad work(hopefully I will find it on this forum).

    Can you please guide me where to get more details on finer options in X configuration (I have read Xorg section in Handbook). Actually that's one of the biggest reason of my working on FreeBSD as I want to learn internals of the system. I want total control over my system. Handbook is very nice but I want something in more detail with some background. Can you kindly give links to these resources (including books etc.). I have already started searching this forum and FreeBSD site.
    Thanks again,
     
  4. wblock@

    wblock@ Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Developer

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    xorg.conf(5) is a good start, and /var/log/Xorg.0.log. And the man page for your video driver. After that, probably the freebsd-x11 mailing list, and then maybe the xorg mailing lists at http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/. Mailing lists are generally a better source for technical information than web forums.
     
  5. dheerajsuthar

    dheerajsuthar New Member

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    Thanks again wblock. My queries are solved :). Moderators can kindly close the thread.