FreeBSD 5.0, Xwindows, and my Mouse.

collins erichey2 at
Sun May 4 18:50:05 PDT 2003

On Sun, 4 May 2003 18:43:56 -0700
"Max Guernsey" <xam at> wrote:

> I just installed FreeBSD 5.0 from a CD January 2003.  I have a Microsoft
> Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 hooked into the PS/2 port.
> When I run Xwindows the mouse pointer just stays in the upper left
> corner, although it flickers around the top of the screen when the mouse
> is moved, but I can't select anything and I have to push the reset
> button to get control of the machine.  

YMMV.  I just installed 5.0, and the only X mouse choice that will work is choice 2 (MouseSystems?) with device /dev/sysmouse.

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list