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

Anish Mistry amistry at
Tue Sep 14 14:40:24 PDT 2004

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

From: Anish Mistry <amistry at>
To: Mark Ovens <marko at>
Cc: freebsd-gnats-submit at
Subject: Re: kern/70607: [patch] Add Support for USB Microsoft Intellimouse (possibly others)
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 17:40:14 -0400

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 On Tuesday 14 September 2004 05:29 pm, you wrote:
 > 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
 > problems:
 > 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
 > machine).
 > 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.
 Thanks, I'm aware of the issues and I'm planning on importing the NetBSD US=
 HID source (unless someone beats me to it :) ) when I get some time and if=
 that doesn't fix the problem, then I'll make the needed changes.
 Anish Mistry
 amistry at
 AM Productions
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