FreeBSD 6.0: Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop -> mouse not
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Sun Jan 29 09:58:07 PST 2006
I just finished my first FreeBSD 6.0 installation using the two CD image
files, and my first problem is, that I can't get this optical wireless mouse
The Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop consists of the receiver, connected to
the PC by USB (also has a PS/2 connector, but it is not supposed to have both
connected at the same time, and that connector is only to be connected to the
keyboard jack), a wireless keyboard and a wireless optical mouse.
The keyboard is working, but the mouse does not do anything (except the LED
Using the GENERIC kernel, USB is enabled (ohci & ehci on an Asus A7N8X deluxe
motherboard), the mouse is found during boot as follows:
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# cat /var/run/dmesg.boot | grep ums
ums0: Microsoft Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop\M-. 1.00, rev 2.00/17.17,
addr 3, iclass 3/1
ums0: 3 buttons and Z dir.
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usbd + moused get started, /dev/ums0 and /dev/sysmouse are present, but no
mousepointer and no mouse-reaction.
"cat /dev/sysmouse" or killing moused & "cat /dev/ums0" does not do anything
while moving the mouse.
It is definitely no hardware-problem, because everything is working just fine
in WinXP & Gentoo Linux.
I already searched with google, in the bugreports, the mailinglists,
bsdforums.org & bsdforen.de, and I could find quite some reports about
similar problems with Microsoft / Logitech and other mice, but no solution
(some patches were mentioned, but I could not find any success confirmation).
So is there any hope at all, to get that mouse to work properly?
If this is a commonly known issue, I wonder why nobody found a solution yet,
some reports date back to the year 2003 with some older versions of FreeBSD.
As I have read, USB support should have been improved in 6.0, and such a
problem really should not be present any more.
P.S. I was not quite sure, if this is the correct mailinglist to post that
message in. I am subscribed to 6 FreeBSD-mailinglists ATM, but
freebsd-questions seems to be the most popular one.
A FreeBSD Prospect, who is actually using Gentoo Linux
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