use different mouse/input devices in

Marco ilikefbsd at
Sat Dec 13 08:05:40 PST 2008

Hello Patrick,

works like a charm. I had to test a little bit, but i ended up with
/dev/sysmouse in Xorg config and the following lines in the devd.conf:

attach 200 {
        device-name "psm0";
        action "/usr/sbin/moused -a 2 -p /dev/psm0 -I
/usr/sbin/vidcontrol -m on"; };

attach 220 {
        device-name "ums0";
        action "/usr/sbin/moused -a 2 -p /dev/ums0 -I
/var/run/; /usr/sbin/vidcontrol -m on"; };

Where "psm0" is my touchpad and "ums0" my external mouse. Ok i never
wanted mouse support on the console, but it's maybe i feature i'll get
used to ;-)
Thanks a lot,

Patrick Lamaizière wrote:
> Le Sat, 13 Dec 2008 13:53:02 +0100,
> Marco <ilikefbsd at> a écrit :
>> Hi List,
> Hello,
>> i've using a Notebook with touchpad which works perfeclty fine.
>> However, i'd like also to use in paralell an external via usb connect
>> mouse. If i configure this hard into config
>> it will work but i stumble here on problems. First of all, i have to
>> shutdown the Server to do so, and restart it. Secondly i was not
>> able to tell to use both device, which
>> would be the touchpad and the external mouse.
>> Possibly there is a daemon i can run in backround which maybe handles
>> that? Anyone has a solution for that kind of problem or something to
>> hit me in the right direction?
> moused(8) is able to mix several mice.
> You can use devd to call moused when an usb mouse is inserted, with a
> rule in /etc/devd.conf like :
> attach 200 {
>         device-name "ums0";
>         action "/usr/sbin/moused -a 5 -p /dev/ums0
> -I /var/run/ ; /usr/sbin/vidcontrol -m on"; };
> In Xorg.conf, use /dev/sysmouse for the mouse device.
> That's all.
> Regards.

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