kern/70607: [patch] Add Support for USB Microsoft Intellimouse (possibly others)

Mark Ovens marko at
Tue Sep 14 14:30:29 PDT 2004

The following reply was made to PR kern/70607; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Mark Ovens <marko at>
To: freebsd-gnats-submit at, amistry at
Subject: Re: kern/70607: [patch] Add Support for USB Microsoft Intellimouse
 (possibly others)
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 22:29:32 +0100

 Kudos for fixing this Anish. I applied your patch to my latest build
 FreeBSD redshift 5.3-BETA4 FreeBSD 5.3-BETA4 #1:
 Tue Sep 14 19:27:04 BST 2004
 mark at redshift:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/REDSHIFT  i386
 and my MS Wireless Optical Mouse 2.0 worked on USB, but there are 3 
 1. This error still appears:
     /root{101}# moused -t auto -p /dev/ums0
     moused: unable to open /dev/ums0: Device busy
 2. "phantom" left button down events are generated. In the console this 
 causes text to be selected randomly, and it makes X almost unusable, 
 e.g. in a web browser it randomly follows links. This is definitely not 
 a faulty button on the mouse as it works OK when connected to a PS/2 
 port with an adaptor and it works correctly in Windows XP (dual-boot 
 3. The wheel has stopped working in X. When I moved the mouse back to 
 PS/2 it works again.
 If you would like me to do any further testing just e-mail me.

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