USB mouse problems
koitsu at FreeBSD.org
Mon Oct 6 17:05:03 UTC 2008
On Mon, Oct 06, 2008 at 06:52:22PM +0200, Aniruddha wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-10-06 at 22:10 +1030, Andrew D wrote:
> > Patrick Lamaizière wrote:
> > > Le Mon, 06 Oct 2008 08:41:59 +0200,
> > > Aniruddha <mailing_list at orange.nl> a écrit :
> > >
> > >> I have one Razer Lachesis USB mouse attached to the rear usb ports of
> > >> my pc. This mouse has never worked, however when I plug in another USB
> > >> mouse in the front of my pc it works?! I wonder; how do I get the
> > >> Razer Lachesis working without plugging it in the front?
> > >
> > > I don't know.
> > Some motherboards have a jumper (or BIOS option) to that has to be set,
> > so that the front connectors work at the expense of other ports.
> I don't think this has something to with a bios setting/jumper. My
> other USB ports are working fine ( I also have an USB keyboard plugged
> Furthermore in Linux nor Vista I've encountered this problem. Therefor I
> suspect it must have something to do with FreeBSD. Maybe it's an bug? If
> someone has an solution that would be great!
FreeBSD's existing USB stack is known to be... shall we say, flaky.
It's well-established at this point. The possibility of it being
related to FreeBSD's USB stack is very likely.
A new USB stack is available for CURRENT, but requires manual patching.
If you're willing to try this, you should get in contact with Alfred
Perlstein <alfred at freebsd.org> to discuss/get the patch. Keep in mind
that this patch, as I stated, only applies to CURRENT, and not to
FreeBSD 7 or earlier.
You can download a CURRENT ISO here:
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