bob89 at bobj.org
Thu Apr 8 17:03:00 PDT 2004
On Thursday 08 April 2004 07:13 am, prague <"prague"
<korndistortion at hotmail.com>> 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
It may help to post your actual configuration, since you haven't given
enough information to tell what it is.
> 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've found that in recent X11 releases, the FreeBSD mouse driver
(moused) doesn't seem to play well. I don't use it, and I let X manage
the mouse directly. For most mice, the "auto" protocol determination
works fine, e.g.
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/psm0"
The advantage of the mouse driver is that it lets you cut and paste when
you are using a text console (i.e. not using X).
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