Cut/Paste with USB mouse inoperative

Carmel carmel_ny at
Thu Nov 12 20:21:21 UTC 2009

On Thu, 12 Nov 2009 20:37:04 +0100
Polytropon Polytropon <freebsd at> replied:

>> Well, the results of that test does not exactly exhilarate me.
>> # moused -f -d -p /dev/ums0
>> moused: unable to open /dev/ums0: Device busy  
>Seems that there's already a moused running. Use "ps ax" to
>find it PID and simply kill it. I had to do the same to
>check. Afterwards, enabling moused again is possible.

'moused' was running. I have no idea why though. I did not start it.
Anyway, I killed it, confirmed it was dead, and then ran the command:

	moused -f -d -p /dev/ums0

It failed again with a 'device busy' message.

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