problems with mouse

Antonio Olivares olivares14031 at
Mon Aug 29 20:42:09 UTC 2016

I do not know what could be the problem, but if I restart the machine,
I get the functionality back.  I use the scroll ability and learned to
cut and paste using xterm only.  It is then when I lose the

I right click and or left-click and I cannot switch from browser to
xterm.  I have to shutdown browser open xterm and then close it.

I want to copy from a terminal and paste, and when I switch to firefox
from the terminal I cannot see mouse pointer.  I then have to use alt*
keys to logout because mouse gets lost.  Do I send a script with
output from grepping mouse?



On Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 3:26 PM, Hans Petter Selasky <hps at> wrote:
> On 08/29/16 22:12, Antonio Olivares wrote:
>> Dear folks,
>> I apologize in advance if this is not in the right list, if I need to
>> pose this question in questions, I will do so as soon as I find out.
>> I am having trouble with switching apps in Lumina desktop with the
>> mouse, I removed moused from /etc/rc.conf because I have a usb mouse
>> and still lose when I switch from firefox to terminal or vice versa.
>> $ uname -a
>> FreeBSD hp 11.0-RC2 FreeBSD 11.0-RC2 #0 r304729: Wed Aug 24 06:59:03
>> UTC 2016     root at
>>  amd64
>> Is there a way to troubleshoot this?  Is there something that can fix
>> this?
>> Thanks in Advance,
> Hi,
> Bruce Evans has fixed some issues with SC/VT mouse/keyboard stuff in
> 12-current. Maybe he has some ideas.
> Maybe you could try to compile an 12-current kernel and boot instead of
> 11-stable.
> I doubt it is related to umsX. Check dmesg in such case and see if there are
> attach/detach messages for your USB mouse, which would indicated a problem.
> --HPS

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