Microsoft wireless mouse problem

Mark Ovens mark at
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:
> 	usbd_enable="YES"
> 	moused_type="auto"

Mine 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"
> 	EndSection

Mine is:

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver     "mouse"
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[01],
> 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.
> -Jamie
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