dead mouse

Hendrik Hasenbein hhasenbe at
Thu Apr 8 08:30:45 PDT 2004

prague wrote:

> Hey everyone,
> New to FreeBSD coming off of Slackware Linux.
> I went through the install okay but the mouse (an optical mouse, non-USB) is dead when i do 'startx'. The mouse should be recognized as a PS/2 but it wasn't. I have edited the XF86Config and changed it to an IMPS/2 and added
> Options "Buttons" "5"
> Options "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
> to the file. This was a fix for Slackware and I thought it may have been the same problem but, still nothing.
> Any ideas?

I suppose you are using the wrong device. With moused:

Option      "Protocol" "auto"
Option      "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"

Without (PS/2 mice):

Option      "Protocol" "auto"
Option      "Device" "/dev/psm0"


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