usb mouse support update plans

Frank Altpeter frank.altpeter at
Fri Jan 27 02:36:42 PST 2006

Hi there,

i found a posting with above subject line on nabble, so i'm catching
on it. I also just got a new usb mouse, which does get reported as
uhid0 instead of ums0. So this is what i found:

Quoting Bill Paul from 2006-01-04 11:45:
> 2) The mouse is not reporting itself as a generic desktop/mouse
>   device, and the ums(4) driver is ignoring it.
> If the issue is thing 2, then you need to do the following:
> - Boot up FreeBSD 6.0.
> - Plug the wireless keyboard/mouse into a USB port on a FreeBSD machine
> - Wait until you see the ukbd0/uhid0 probe output on the console (i.e.
>  wait until FreeBSD sees the devices)
> - Run "dmesg" and save _ALL_ the output. Report it to us so we can
>  see it. And I mean _ALL_ of it.
> - Run the following commands, as root:
> # usbdevs -v
> # usbhidctl -f /dev/uhid0 -r
> - This should show all the information that the mouse reports about
> itself.
>  Save the output (there'll probably be a page or two of information) and
>  report _ALL_ of it here so that we can see it. And I mean _ALL_ of it.
> If it really is a USB mouse class device and it's just misrepresenting
> itself, then it's likely the USB_MATCH() routine in sys/dev/usb/ums.c
> can be tweaked a little to recognize the device. But we won't know for
> sure until we see the output of the usbhidctl command.

So, here it is:

Perhaps someone has a solution for this mouse :)

Le deagh dhùraghd,

        Frank Altpeter

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