Xorg mouse not working after upgrade (console mouse works)

Nerius Landys nlandys at gmail.com
Sun Oct 4 21:06:37 UTC 2009

I had everything (Xorg + console mouse) working perfectly on my 6.3
system with slightly outdated ports.  Now I upgraded to 6.4 and the
latest ports.  I am getting some strange behavior with respect to the
mouse.  I did adjust some lines of rc.conf in the process of trying to
debug the problem (moused used to be enabled and now it's not).

I have a run-of-the-mill USB mouse hooked up.

In the console (before I type "startx"), I am able to move the mouse
cursor and copy+paste just fine in the console.  My rc.conf looks like
this (surprisingly, moused is NOT enalbed, and the console mouse DOES

  ifconfig_em0="inet  netmask"
  # added by xorg-libraries port

When I "startx", the mouse cursor won't move.  I have nothing
currently in /etc/X11/xorg.conf (it's missing).  I tried "Xorg
-configure" and copying the output of that to /etc/X11/xorg.conf, but
no change in behavior.

I am also trying to add


to my rc.conf.  Then when I try to start moused, I get the following error:

  Starting default moused:moused: unable to open /dev/psm0: No such
file or directory

Had a look in /etc/defaults/rc.conf, but cannot decide on what to
change in /etc/rc.conf to make X work.

I really see no point in starting moused if the console mouse is
already working, however.   Is that correct?

When I generated the xorg.conf with "Xorg -configure", I did see this
section in the xorg.conf:

  Section "InputDevice"
          Identifier  "Mouse0"
          Driver      "mouse"
          Option      "Protocol" "auto"
          Option      "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"
          Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"

Any ideas on how to get mouse to work in X?  I had a good look at the
Handbook but everything I tried there did not fix the problem.

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