Lost USB mouse in RELENG_6 upgrade (July to December)

Martin Cracauer cracauer at cons.org
Thu Dec 6 12:23:55 PST 2007

Upgrading my Thinkpad from RELENG_6 as of July to yesterday's I lost
my USB mouse.  The notebook's mousepad still works.  I used to have
both, the USB mouse would be assigned to work in X11 when I plugged it

Something about moused or a layer below it changed.  I can make the
USB mouse work by manually calling moused like this:
  moused -p /dev/ums0 -t auto
But then I lose the mousepad, of course.

I updated all /etc files, UPDATING doesn't mention mouse or USB.

The problem is not X11 specific.  Calling moused on a console I can
see that the console mouse cursor works for the pad but not for the
USB mouse.

Any ideas how to fix this? I assume I now have to either
- tell moused to monitor /dev/ums0?
- configure something below moused that inserts the usb mouse commands
  into /dev/psm's stream?


ums0: Microsoft Microsoft Trackball Optical\M-., rev 1.10/1.21, addr
2, iclass 3/1
ums0: 5 buttons and Z dir.

usbdevs -d -v:
port 2 addr 2: low speed, power 100 mA, config 1, Microsoft Trackball
Optical (0x0023), Microsoft(0x045e), rev 1.21 ums0

Martin Cracauer <cracauer at cons.org>   http://www.cons.org/cracauer/
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