moused + sysmouse
marshc187 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 21 06:29:33 PST 2009
i am having some issues with moused and have spent alot of time these
past few days playing with it.
finally i just let it be since it not that critical; but i can't get it
out the back of my mind and have a couple of questions for anyone who
has a moment because it works ok in x11 and i am mainly just interested
in seeing how moused works in console. (so mention of x11 is just for
info); plus i am not sure if there are some known issues.
i have a (usb) copperhead razer on 7.1-release i386 and in rc.conf it
was always set to /dev/mse0, which doesn't exist in /dev.
so i don't think it ever really loaded. the mouse cursor usually still
comes up in console and responds to movement - but that's about it. then
it works ok in x11 (sett as /dev/sysmouse by xorg -configure). pse0
doesn't exist in /dev either, but there is sysmouse, and also ukbd0,
which is actually what the system says it is atached to when it is
when ever i tried /dev/sysmouse in rc.conf, the cursor would be
extremely *jiggery*, fly to the screen edges and only move along the
borders when i move it - eventually getting stuck in some corner after a
few seconds of that. at long last i added usbd_enable="YES" to rc.conf
and played around with a lot of different settings in moused flags.
finally i got it to stand still and move properly enough, but has wierd
issues with cut and paste and when enbling the -V option. in cut and
paste it always -always, and always, *loses* some characters, like cut
the word -question- pastes something like -questin- and so on.
with -V enabled, once i use the scroll wheel (not press), it
contuinually pastes large chunks of whatever was on screen ( like motd)
for pages on end. if i switch to another virtual tty at that point i
get login : and a whole line of )))))))) flickering a few times, then
spits " incorrect login" into a vicous cycle untill all i can do is
force a reboot with ctl+alt+del.
removing -V and leaving settings which seemed to work prevously, seem to
eventually not hold for some reason.
eventually i installed 8-current from 200812 snapshot on another disk,
csup'd, built world+kernel without debugging stuff and it was easier to
control the mouse with the same flags ( -F -r -T -A and -a ). same
issues with cut and paste. in 8-current, whenever i change to a
different tty (alt+f2..3..), i get a
on the virst tty. not sure if this is related to the mouse, keyboard, or
just a tty thing.
as mentioned, i'd like to know what is going on and if i can resolve
tis, but it is not critical. i'm just learning to use freebsd and plan
to take up programming ( but sorry if this is a nuisence to ask about)
would i be better off with usb2, and is that only in current or also in
thanks in advance if anyone has a moment.
p.s. at the moment i just set moused_enable to NO and left the flags
there ( which x11 still seems to be picking up on and using correctly)
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