Newbie need help on configuring mouse and X windows

Alex de Kruijff freebsd at
Sun Sep 28 05:41:45 PDT 2003

On Sat, Sep 13, 2003 at 12:51:10PM -0400, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> "Lei Luo" <lluo at> writes:
> > I am new to FreeBSD and just trying to learning something. I installed
> > FreeBSD without X system on my computer and it works fine. But when I
> > tried to configure mouse and X windows, I had big problem.

I think that it would be more robused to install the mouse for you
console first with /stand/sysinstall. If this worked you could move to
getting your mouse work under X.

> > As instructed in the handbook, I configured the type and port of the
> > mouse (PS2, so I used the default). But after I enabled it, I would be
> > in one of two situations.

What have done (exactly; aka commands given out) so far?

> What were you using for this configuration? xf86cfg?
> > If I skipped this step and tried to configure X windows directly, of
> > course, the system warned me that I hadn't configured the mouse and
> > asked me to go back to configure it.
> > 
> > My computer is a Gateway 2000 desktop with 200 Intel Pentium II
> > processor. Very old so I used to run Linux on it.
> Maybe the same X configuration will work.
> > P.S., I didn't see the kernel configuration menu. Is it removed from
> > FreeBSD 5.x?

Consider using 4.x as a newbie. You have enove to lean as it is.


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