FreeBSD: SOLVED: FreeBSD9 - I can't get my mouse to work (was :
FreeBSD9 - I can't get my mouse to work)
walterhurry at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 15:39:45 UTC 2012
On Thu, 07 Jun 2012 14:59:01 -0400, Jerry wrote:
> Debian, and Fedora, and projects such as KDE, GNOME and X.org are in the
> process of deprecating HAL as it has "become a large monolithic
> unmaintainable mess".
Well, I finally got it working. I'm far from an expert in this area, but
what I think was happening was that the touchpad was grabbing /dev/psm0,
and then X.org tried to allocate the same port for the USB mouse, which
of course failed (even though I had specified a Device of /dev/ums0, and
set AutoAddDevices to Off so as to take hald out of the picture).
The solution for me was to run moused *on port /dev/ums0* and then
specify the device as /dev/sysmouse in xorg.conf.
However, that leads me to another question: my amateurish way to get
moused to run on /dev/ums0 was to hack /etc/rc.d/moused and hard code it.
I don't think that's very good, and I suspect that the "right" way to do
it was to set some variable in /etc/rc.conf.
Can anyone guide me on how that should be done, or point me to a fine
Thamks to all for the responses.
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