Trackpad with USB mouse, at same time
hans at lambermont.dyndns.org
Mon Apr 5 12:31:15 PDT 2004
Jesse Sheidlower wrote:
> I've recently installed FreeBSD 5.2.1 on an IBM ThinkPad T41p. I have
> disabled the touchpad in the BIOS, and the trackpoint works fine, all
> three buttons of it.
> My problem is that I cannot seem to use both the trackpoint and a USB
> mouse at the same time. For the trackpoint, I have to set "Device" to
> /dev/psm0 in the "mouse" section of my XF86Config file; if I use
> /dev/sysmouse, it will not recognize the trackpoint, which as far as I
> can tell, it should.
I have a T30, the touchpad is enabled in the BIOS, the touchpad and
trackpoint work with /dev/sysmouse. The third button does not work. When
I plug in a USB mouse I get a second moused that also works with
/dev/sysmouse, so I can use 3 pointing devices at the same time, in text
mode and in X.
relevant /etc/rc.conf parts:
relevant /etc/X11/XF86Config parts:
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Buttons" "5"
> However, /dev/sysmouse does pick up a USB mouse. The upshot is that I
> can't use both the trackpoint and an external mouse without changing
> the config file and restarting X.
Right, I think the only solution is to fix moused to recognize the 3th
button on the touchpad, the 3th button on the usb mouse works fine.
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