Microsoft wireless mouse problem
mark at ukug.uk.freebsd.org
Sat Apr 17 12:20:24 PDT 2004
10,000 Screaming Monkeys wrote:
> On 04/17, Mark Ovens rearranged the electrons to read:
>> 10,000 Screaming Monkeys wrote:
>>> Plugging the mouse cord on the wireless receiver into the PS/2 mouse
>>> port doesn't seem to have any effect on the matter -- the system detects
>>> a mouse on the psm0 port, but it still doesn't respond to movement.
>> Ah, now that _does_ WFM, and that fact makes me suspect that the
>> problem lies with the USB driver rather than the mouse driver.
>> What are your mouse settings in rc.conf and XFree86config?
> At the moment, all I have in /etc/rc.conf is:
allscreens_flags="-m on" # Enables the mouse on the console
> That seems to detect the mouse properly and starts moused with the
> correct port.
> /etc/X11/XF86Config is:
> Section "InputDevice"
> Identifier "Mouse0"
> Driver "mouse"
> Option "Protocol" "auto"
> Option "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"
Option "Protocol" "sysmouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
and, at the end of the file:
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
The above make it work when plugged into the PS/2 port.
> I've also tried killing moused and pointing the Device to /dev/ums,
> but that didn't seem to make a difference.
>> I really think it would be worth getting this problem solved as MS
>> cordless mice are very popular.
> They're not only popular, they're almost the only thing you can buy
> anymore. I wanted a corded keyboard and mouse for work, but the only
> models manufacturers put out with cords anymore (for keyboards, anyhow),
> if they sell one at all (Are you listening, Logitech? You bastards...)
> feel like crap to type on. But this isn't the place for that rant.
> Also, to address Lucas Holt's comment, the keyboard & mouse combo I'm
> trying to get working at work is the infrared model. I have the
> Bluetooth model keyboard/mouse at home, but it's not connected to a BSD
> box. I'm still puzzled why the wireless keyboard would work fine, but
> the wireless mouse, which uses the same receiver, doesn't.
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