Mouse wheel on XOrg 6.7.0 (FreeBSD 5.3-beta5)

David Gerard fun at
Sat Sep 25 14:34:44 PDT 2004

Benjamin Walkenhorst wrote:
> David Gerard <fun at> wrote:

>>I've just installed the latest 5.3 beta with XOrg 6.7.0.
>>The mouse works, except I can't get the mouse wheel to work.
>>The mouse section of xorg.conf is as follows:

> I recently switched to without changing any of my configuration.
> My mouse section looks like this:
> Section "InputDevice"
>         Identifier  "Mouse0"
>         Driver      "mouse"
>         Option      "Protocol" "SysMouse"
>         Option      "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"
>         Option      "ZAxisMapping"      "4 5"
> EndSection
> Works fine. I guess you have to change the protocol to SysMouse.

Alex de Kruijff wrote:

 > This needs to go in /etc/rc.conf
 > moused_flags="-a .4"
 > moused_port="/dev/psm0"
 > moused_type="auto"
 > moused_enable="YES"
 > The value afther a is a correction factor.

Unfortunately, neither of these suggestions work, either separately
or together!

More detail: the mouse is a Compaq (Logitech) USB optical mouse.
I did try moused_port="/dev/ums0" as well.

Any other ideas?

- d.

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