setting up xorg - mouse

Martin Tournoij carpetsmoker at
Sun Sep 9 11:29:22 PDT 2007

> >>>>On Fri 07 Sep 2007 22:09, Computer Answers wrote:
> >>>>Hi,
> >>>>right now I am running freeBSD 6.2 RELEASE with xorg 6.9 and I am
> >>>>unable to get xorg (icewm) to detect my mouse.
> >>>>~comperr
> >>>On 9/8/07, Martin Tournoij <carpetsmoker at> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>Is moused running? And if it is, how is it configured?
> >>>See the FreeBSD handbook and the moused manpage for details:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>Which brand/model mouse do you have? And how does the mouse connect to
> >>>your PC (PS2 or USB)?
> >>>
> >>>What are your mouse settings in /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> >>>
> >>On Sun 09 Sep 2007 01:09, Computer Answers wrote:
> >>sorry about the time delay:
> >>um it is a generic PS2 mouse made by digiView
> >>I tried running the xorg config wizard a few tmes choosing different
> >>mouse types each time.  None of them work.
> >>
> >>as for xorg.conf
> >>Section "InputDevice"
> >>Identifier "Mouse0"
> >>Driver "mouse"
> >>Option "Protocall" "Auto"
> >>Option "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"
> >>
> >>(side point) if someone would tell me how to copy and paste with only
> >>a keyboard that would be really nice
> >Martin Tournoij wrote:
> >Does the mouse work in the console ("DOS-screen")?
> >xorg usually isn't the problem, it much more often moused which isn't
> >running or badly configured.
> >Try running:
> >moused -t auto -p /dev/psm0
> >Before starting xorg, see the link I posted earlier.
> On Sun 09 Sep 2007 22:09, Erich Dollansky wrote:
> Hi,
> I have the same problem. If I leave the definitions for the mouse out, X
> starts without problems and uses the mouse. As long as a mouse definition is
> given in the configuration file, I cannot use the mouse.
> Erich

Please put reply messages at the _bottom_, not at the top.
Thank you.

Erich, what is your mouse configuration?
Also try and locate the problem in /var/log/Xorg.0.log

This is a generic configuration:

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "mouse"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "Protocol"      "Auto"
        Option          "Device"        "/dev/sysmouse"
        Option          "ZAxisMapping"  "4 5"
        Option          "Buttons"       "5"

You may need to change the "Indentifier" line, see your ServerLayout.

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