installation problem

Tim Clewlow tim1timau at
Fri Jan 25 13:26:21 PST 2008

--- FreeBSD User <freebsd at> wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm not sure if this is the correct mailing list.
> I have tried installing FreeBSD 7.0-Current for amd64, and I am having
> problems with my mouse and video card.
> Firstly my hardware is as follows:
> Gigabyte p35-ds3r motherboard
> Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz (Q6600)
> NVidia 8400GS
> Microsoft Comfort Optical 3000 mouse
> Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
> Problem 1:
> The mouse is not working at all.  When I look at the output of "dmesg",
> I see the mouse (ums0), however no movement.
> Problem 2:
> I cannot get X started.  I get the following errors:
> Failed to load module "nv" (module does not exist, 0)
> Failed to load module "mouse" (module does not exist, 0)
> Failed to load module "kbd" (module does not exist, 0)
> No drivers available


First you need to get the mouse working, I would go in to sysinstall, select
Configure, then select Mouse. Now select "3 Type" and then try the first one.
Then select "2 Enable" and see if it works. Keep doing that until you find one
that works - I dont know what exactly a "Microsoft Comfort Optical 3000 mouse"
will need. Trial and error will hopefully solve that.

Next to the missing modules. Well, they mean pretty much what they say, bits of
X are missing. Did you install the x11/xorg meta port, or did you install bits
and pieces one by one? I would go and install the x11/xorg meta port to make
sure everything is there. Next start X to make sure it doesnt give those errors
(the nv one might still appear - will look at that next).

Ok, I have never attempted to install/use the nvidia drivers, but I am guessing
they are in x11-drivers/xf86-video-nv in the ports tree. You might want to
google around a bit to confirm that, or find more information. I dont have any
experience installing or using nv drivers.

Lastly, this is all in 7.0 which I believe is technically still a testing
version. There may be issues I dont know about with ums or usb in general or X
or X/nv in 7.0 - hopefully someone else can confirm if there are.

PS - this should probably be in freebsd-questions@ as it is not really a
current specific problem. :-)

Cheers, Tim.

We are BSD ... resistance is futile. - -

Be a better friend, newshound, and 
know-it-all with Yahoo! Mobile.  Try it now.;_ylt=Ahu06i62sR8HDtDypao8Wcj9tAcJ 

More information about the freebsd-current mailing list