usb mouse is detected by fbsd 7 but not X
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Fri Jun 27 03:07:36 UTC 2008
--On June 26, 2008 7:52:07 PM -0700 Chip <chip at wiegand.org> wrote:
> Thanks for the tip, did that, and verified that the mouse is set to auto
> in the mouse section, still no mouse in any X window manager. Back out
> at the terminal I unplugged the mouse and plugged it back in and get
> this error -
> unable to open /dev/ums0: no such file or directory
> but when I view the directory /dev there is ums0 in the directory.
What version of FreeBSD are you running? If 7.0 STABLE, you should
probably csup source and rebuild kernel and world. I had a similar
problem with the early release and it was related to usb devices not being
detected (which sounds like what your problem is.)
BTW, I don't have anything in /etc/rc.conf regarding a mouse. If you
enable moused, you're overriding the default behavior of the usb mouse and
forcing it to behave according to your dictates.
The mouse should work in Xorg without anything entered in /etc/rc.conf.
The first thing you should do is go to the console, unplug and then replug
the mouse. You should see the mouse being disconnected and then
re-detected by messages written to console. If you don't see that, your
usb mouse isn't being detected properly.
If it isn't already obvious,
my opinions are my own and not
those of my employer.
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