Microsoft Cordless Optical Mouse and 5.2

Chip chip at
Sat Aug 28 23:20:10 PDT 2004

Peter Leftwich wrote:
> On Sat, 28 Aug 2004 hoe-waa at wrote:
>> I have the exact same mouse working on 5.2.1 - Here is the section 
>> from XF86Config
>> Section "InputDevice"
>>        Identifier  "Mouse0"
>>        Driver      "mouse"
>>        Option      "Protocol" "auto"
>>        Option      "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"
>>        Option      "ZaxisMapping"      "4 5"
>> EndSection
> I need this mouse to work in the console (mode); Tackling one thing at a 
> time, XFree86 is next.
>> In /etc/rc.conf I have the line
>> moused_enable="YES"
>> I am using the adapter that came with the mouse and it is plugged into 
>> the PS2 port.

I have a MS Optical USB cordless mouse on my 5.2.1 box, connected to a 
Belkin OmniCube 4-port kvm switch with a usb-ps2 adapter, and it works 
great in both X and console windows. My XF86Config mouse section looks 
like this -

         Identifier  "Mouse1"
         Driver      "mouse"
         Option      "Protocol" "SysMouse"
         Option      "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"
         Option      "ZaxisMapping"      "4 5"
# Mouse-speed setting for PS/2 mouse.
         Option      "Emulate3Buttons"

And my rc.conf contains these lines -


I wonder now if the usbd_enable line is even needed since the mouse is 
being run thru the ps2 adapter.

On the bottom of my mouse it says 'Wireless Optical Mouse Blue'. I 
haven't made any mods/changes to the kernel, it is completely generic.

> Same here.
>> I find that the mouse is responsive and I really like the feel. Now if 
>> only MS could do something with software..... Good Luck
>> Robert
> Thanks, I'll need it.  When I used to run FreeBSD 4.6.2, my Canon 
> CanoScan scanner was not supported.  Now I hear that it is under 5.2 but 
> my M$ft cordless optical mouse is not (out of the box and into USB that 
> is...)
> Ppplllplplppplplppppp!
> -- 
> Peter Leftwich
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