Mouse in X11 in FreeBSD 4.8

Adam Flaherty adamf at
Mon Nov 3 04:23:48 PST 2003


I have recently installed FreeBSD 4.8 and am having trouble getting my 
PS/2 mouse to work with X11. Malcolm Kay has kindly suggested some 
recourse however this has come to no avail and I was wondering whether 
anyone else would have some insights.

The mouse works when setting up moused with /stand/sysinstall and 
xf86cfg but when gnome loads any mouse movement translates into the 
cursor moving to the top right of the screen. I have tried the various 
protocols under xf86cfg and followed the instructions in the FAQ that 
suggest adding lines to the config file, and also linking /dev/mouse 
and /dev/sysmouse. I am at a loss so any help would be highly 


Adam Flaherty

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