Mouse and Touchpad with moused

Loren M. Lang lorenl at
Sat Jan 29 06:25:26 PST 2005

On Fri, Jan 28, 2005 at 09:59:31PM +0100, Paul Kaletta wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a notebook that has a build in touchpad. I also have an
> USB-mouse.
> I figured out that I can use both simultaneously when I have two
> moused-daemons running, one for psm0 (the Touchpad) and one for usm0
> (the USB-Mouse). (I might be wrong about the exact names, but I can't
> check, since I'm not under FreeBSD right now). This way I can use both
> "mice" in X and on the console.
> But I wasn't able to figure out the correct rc.conf settings.
> Could anyone help me out on this one? Manually starting moused can't be
> the solution.
> It also would be very cool if moused would start automatically when I
> plug in the USB-Mouse. How can I do this?

On my system, FreeBSD 5.3, the usb moused is started automatically by
usbd, do you have usbd_enable="YES" in your rc.conf?

> Bye
> Paul
> ps: After writing this down, I just had an idea. Maybe the right way to
> do this is to only set up the touchpad in rc.conf (obvious), and somehow
> make the USB daemon start moused for the external mouse when it is
> recognized. How can I do this?
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