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Fresh Install of FreeBSD 9 and KDE 4. System boots to KDE log in screen, but no mouse or keyboard when I get there. I can CtrlAltF1 out of the KDE.

I Have the following lines in rc.conf:

moused_port="/dev/psm0"
moused_type="auto"
moused_enable"YES"
Option "AutoAddDevices" "false"
local_startup="$(local_start_up) /usr/local/kde4/etc/rc.d"
hald_enable="YES"
dbus_enable="YES"
kdm_enable="YES"
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I was stuck with the same issue some minutes ago. After many unsuccessful queries using search engines, I checked the log to try to understand why those input methods weren't working.

In my case, installing the following 2 ports solved. I hope that it can help you out.

cd /usr/ports/x11-drivers/xf86-input-keyboard && sudo make install clean
cd /usr/ports/x11-drivers/xf86-input-mouse && sudo make install clean

After installing those, I rebooted my FreeBSD box and was able to get through the gdm login window.

[ PS: same answer as given in http://superuser.com/a/582666/192509, since it is a similar issue from my point of view. ]

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I had to use make reinstall because the same version was already installed(but badly). –  JaDogg Oct 6 at 21:50

This line,

Option "AutoAddDevices" "false"

is certainly not meant for rc.conf but for xorg.conf (from man xorg.conf):

Option "AutoAddDevices" "boolean"

If this option is disabled, then no devices will be added from the HAL or udev backends. Enabled by default.

Just try to add it there (to the ServerLayout or ServerFlags section, see the documentation on X11 Configuration).

I'm a little surprised you got KDM started at all, I'd have expected things below the line-not-meant-for-rc.conf to be ignored.

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