PS/2 console mouse dysfunctional in FreeBSD 5.1

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Wed Nov 5 11:23:23 PST 2003

"Lee Hinkleman" <leehinkl at> writes:

> My Genius NetScroll+ PS/2 optical mouse was working fine in the
> console, and in KDE, with FreeBSD 4.7, but is not working in the
> newly installed FreeBSD 5.1 console.

> KDE and X haven't been re-installed yet.

> In /stand, and from ./sysinstall, and then from 'perform post
> install configuration', and then from the mouse configurator, I've
> tried several times to select the port as /dev/psm0 and the protocol
> as 'auto' or PS/2. When I test the mouse in the next step, the
> pointer is initially difficult to find and then, with mouse
> movement, appears as if delayed by about 3 seconds, but does seem to
> move to a reasonable position. While moving, the pointer disappears,
> and then it re-appears when the mouse is stationary.

For 5.x, you may need to go to the -CURRENT experts, but offhand it
sounds like you don't have moused enabled...

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