Mouse Question/ Kernel Question

Andrew Boothman andrew at
Wed Feb 25 15:26:07 PST 2004

David Anderson wrote:

> I have printed out the HOW-TO on Setting up a USB mouse in FreeBSD 4.x. ( is the source)  What I am trying to do is set up a USB Wheel Mouse (actually it is a wireless mouse/keyboard ) with FreeBSD 5.2.   FreeBSD recognizes the keyboard just fine (the wireless hub for the keyboard & mouse attaches to a usb port).  Is there anything that I need to do differently. 

Does your mouse show in the system's boot messages? You can view these 
messages with the dmesg command. Lines concerning a USB mouse should 
show as lines beginning with umse. Also, what does the usbdevs command show?

> Also how do a customize the kernel ( I need to add the Atheros driver for my wireless PCI ethernet card).  Thank you for your time and assistance.

The FreeBSD Handbook is your bible for learning the system :)

Good Luck


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