RELENG_6 and a Razer Copperhead mouse don't work

Joe Altman fj at
Wed Feb 15 10:15:11 PST 2006

On Tue, Feb 14, 2006 at 07:57:09PM +0000, freebsd-questions-request at wrote:
>   19. RELENG_6 and a Razer Copperhead mouse don't work (lars)
> ------------------------------
> Message: 19
> Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 19:26:53 +0100
> From: lars <lars at>
> Subject: RELENG_6 and a Razer Copperhead mouse don't work
> Hi all
> I run FreeBSD RELENG_6 on an A8N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard
> with a Razer Copperhead ( mouse connected via USB.
> The OS boots without error and also recognizes my USB keyboard.
> But when I try to configure my mouse with sysinstall the mouse
> cursor flickers for a split second and then disappears.
> An entry /dev/ums0 in rc.conf doesn't help either.
> It also doesn't work in X, of course. A Logitech MX300 USB mouse
> works however.
> Has anyone managed to get this Razer mouse (which is quite comfy)

It's like a glove, yes, it is.

> to run correctly with FreeBSD?

I have a Diamondback that works well under Xorg and console:

ums0: Razer Razer Diamondback Optical Mouse, rev 2.00/1.00, addr 2,
iclass 3/1

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Mouse0"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "Protocol" "auto"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"
        Option          "Buttons" "5"
        Option          "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

I think that enabling usdb in /etc/rc.conf will kickstart moused,
giving you console access to the mouse; and this even though moused is
disabled by default in /etc/defaults/rc.conf.

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