use of moused on 5.3-BETA1 causes hard freeze

Vince Hoffman jhary at
Fri Aug 27 09:18:25 PDT 2004

On Fri, 27 Aug 2004, Philip Paeps wrote:

> On 2004-08-25 14:50:40 (+0100), Vince Hoffman <jhary at> wrote:
> > Since cvsuping and recompiling I can no longer use moused as it lock up the
> > computer (or at lease freezes mouse and keyboard, i havent had a chance to
> > see it i can ssh in post moused.) computer is a toshiba portege A100 and
> > uses a synaptics touchpad, last cvsup was yesterday
> Could you add options PSM_DEBUG=2 to your kernel and post the chatty output of
> the psm driver?  It will tell you things about 'info' and 'capa'.  Does your
> laptop have only a touchpad, or does it also have extra pointer gadgets?

Hi Philip,
	Added  options PSM_DEBUG=2 to the GENERIC kernel psm part of
dmesg now gives

psm0: current command byte:0047
psm0: strange result for test aux port (1).
Synaptics Touchpad v5.9
  Model information:
   infoRot180: 0
   infoPortrait: 0
   infoSensor: 8
   infoHardware: 55
   infoNewAbs: 1
   capPen: 0
   infoSimplC: 1
   infoGeometry: 1
  Extended capabilities:
   capExtended: 1
   capPassthrough: 0
   capSleep: 1
   capFourButtons: 0
   capMultiFinger: 0
   capPalmDetect: 1
psm0: found Synaptics Touchpad
psm0: <PS/2 Mouse> irq 12 on atkbdc0
psm0: model Synaptics Touchpad, device ID 0-00, 3 buttons
psm0: config:00000000, flags:00000008, packet size:6
psm0: syncmask:c0, syncbits:00

laptop just has a touchpad sadly (i'm using a usb mouse for now.)

I have cvsuped to latest since my last post so uname -a is

FreeBSD 5.3-BETA2 FreeBSD 5.3-BETA2 #0: Fri Aug 27
16:41:07 BST 2004
toor at  i386

> > I'm aware that the synaptics support is being looked at but it doesnt
> > mention breakage to this extent
> I'd prefer it not to break to this extent :-o
>  - Philip
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