Copying and pasting text w/ mouse

Charles Howse chowse at
Fri Aug 15 15:22:50 PDT 2003

> For the sake of testing, put the mouse directly to the FreeBSD system 
> and reboot (well you might not actually have to reboot but 
> check to see 
> if moused is running and if so kill it and then restart it).

That worked fine.  The problem must be the KVM, as I suspected.
Knowing that, I reconnected the mouse to the KVM, switched to Windows
and back to FBSD, same problem.

> Check out the man page for moused for further help with 
> mousercizing and 
> various options.

No joy.

> I'm not sure if this is the problem but PS/2 mices are (IMHO) finicky 
> when disconnected. If your KVM switch has a reset then press 
> it and see 
> if that gives FreeBSD a hand in preventing your caffinated mouse.

No reset button.

> Don't know if it will do what you want but check out 'man 
> cut' and 'man 
> paste'

No joy, cut is for retrieving fields and characters from a file, paste
is for inserting text from a file to a file or to the console.

Oh, well...

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