Triple booted, no mouse with in 5.4 :(
dennyboy at cableone.net
Sat Jun 25 06:38:39 GMT 2005
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On Fri, 24 Jun 2005, Bill Schoolcraft wrote:
> Hello Family,
> I was totally stoked to get my first 64-bit PC, an AMD/Athlon and it
> came with Windows-XP Pro, and I did what I always do and that's to then
> install Linux then FreeBSD. All my machines work great like this with
> the Linux bootloader doing the booting of WinXP/Linux/FreeBSD.
> The thing that bums me out is that the mouse works with WinXP and
> SuSE-9.3 but there is no luck with the mouse with FreeBSD-5.4, KDE came
> up just fine though.
> Per postings to the web I have added and removed and added the line to
> /boot/device.hints of:
> I also "enabled" and "disabled" ACPI in the BIOS too on various
> I have ran: Xorg -configure and ran the file that it generated with
> really bad results "then" deleted the generated file and made sure
> /etc/X11 was empty and with no apparent config file got a great display
> of kde when I started KDE, what file it used I don't know. I ran a
> trace on "startx" (with a .xinitrc file containing startkde) and I
> could not seem to determine it. I'm still used to /etc/X11/XF86Config
> but there is none in the new 5.4
> So, I really tried to find some solution to this and more or less hit a
> brick wall.
> Thanks in advance for any help on this.
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What I'm writing is very basic, but I just got an answer
to a question where I'd forgotten a very basic thing, so
don't get insulted. I may be way off base, being a relative
newbie, but if so, it'll at least probably get a quicker
response from somewhere else. :)
1) Are you still running GENERIC kernel?
2) Do you have /dev/psm0?
3) Do you have, in /etc/rc.conf
4) Do you have, in your kernel config file,
# atkbdc0 controls both the keyboard and the PS/2 mouse
device psm # PS/2 mouse
5) Do you show something like this in dmesg?
psm0: <PS/2 Mouse> irq 12 on atkbdc0
psm0: model IntelliMouse, device ID 3
6) I know when you don't have /etc/X11/xorg.conf, X will
still probe & try to come up with a working solution,
but as to where it stores it's settings, unless in the
afore mentioned file, I don't know.
7) And if, after running without an xorg.conf file, it does
have one it generated, does it have anything like this?
# Identifier and driver
Option "Protocol" "Auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"
8) There have been other posts about xorg.conf problems
recently. As I said, if you don't configure it yourself,
it'll try to probe & come up with something. I guess it's
having trouble with your mouse, though, which, btw, you
didn't mention what kind of mouse. Did you check the hardware
compat list? Hope some of this helped.
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