touchpad mouse not working with freebsd

Francesco Casadei casadeif at
Fri Feb 13 02:26:34 PST 2004

Peter Kurpis wrote:
> I installed FreeBSD 4.7 on my Toshiba Satellite 1135 laptop, and 
> I couldn't get the mouse working.  (Windows says it's an Alps 
> Pointing Device, on interrupt 12, plugged into the PS/2 port.)
> On further investigation, when I tried
> moused -p /dev/psm0 -i all
> the daemon aborted, saying it failed to open /dev/psm0 (which 
> does exist and looks sane) and also
> Device not configured
> What does "Device not configured" mean?  I see psm listed in
> the GENERIC kernel configuration file...  What gives?  What do 
> I need to do to get it working?
> P.S.  "Device not configured" was error 6 in errno, according to
> truss.
> P.P.S.  The same as above goes for the other two mouse devices
> (mse0 and ums0) for what it's worth...
> Please CC me on reply, as I am not a member of this group.
> Thanks!
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 From psm(4) manpage, "Driver Flags" section:

         This flag makes psm driver ignore certain error conditions when
         probing the PS/2 mouse port.  It should never be necessary under
         normal circumstances.

So, try to put the following line into /boot/device.hints:


	Francesco Casadei

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