USB mouse frozen under X

Joshua Lokken questions at
Tue Jun 10 10:46:25 PDT 2003

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Huff" <roberthuff at>
To: <freebsd-questions at>
Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2003 10:30 AM
Subject: USB mouse frozen under X

>      I'm attempting to switch to an all-USB set-up, and can't get
> the mouse to work under X.  (I don't use it elsewhere, so moused is
> possible, but disfavored.)
>        Symptoms: X starts; keyboard is fine; mouse cursor appears
> but is frozen centered horizontally and about 2/3 of the way down
> the screen.  Clicking any button has no effect. Changing the mouse
> (to a MS IntelliMouse) has no effect.
> The _exact_ same set-up works perfectly under WinME.
> Appropriate bits of configuration and log files are appended.
> I've checked the FAQ and the Handbook, and searched the
> archives for the mailing lists and comp.unix.freebsd.misc - found
> nothing.
> Anyone have a clue what I'm missing?
> Robert Huff
> Section "InputDevice"
> Identifier  "Mouse0"
> Driver      "mouse"
> Option   "Protocol" "auto"
> Option   "Device" "/dev/ums0"
> #     Option      "Buttons" "5"
> #     Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
> # Option   "Emulate3Buttons"
> # Option   "ChordMiddle"
> EndSection

You might try setting the device to /dev/sysmouse.  That should get you
cooking with gas...  HTH,


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