mouse configuration question
bonomi at mail.r-bonomi.com
Fri Jun 21 19:33:27 UTC 2013
> Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 21:21:45 +0200
> Subject: Re: mouse configuration question
> From: Xavier <xavierfreebsdquestions at gmail.com>
> On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 02:09:13PM -0500, Robert Bonomi wrote:
> Hi Robert,
> > I have a ps/2 mouse attached to a HP mini-tower running FreeBSD 8.3,
> > with a stripped-down kernel (no loadable modules). I've apparently
> > removed something necessary for standard mouse functionality, but I
> > have no clue as to -what- is missing.
> > Gory details:
> > 1) '/dev/psm0' exists and +is+ the mouse,
> > 2) 'moused' detects the mouse: psm0 sysmouse Intellimouse
> > 3) 'moused -d' properly reports mouse activity -- button
> > press/release and
> > mouse motion.
> > 4) 'vidcontrol -m on' reports "inappropriate ioctl for device".
> Try another time out of any TMUX(1), SCREEN(1) or similar application,
> and it work right.
Unfortunately, _not_ true. I've made multiple attempts from multiple
screen sessions, and even after multiple reboots. No luck.
moused _is_ loaded on system boot, further there are multiple
'vidcontrol: inappropriate ioctl for device' messages on the console
as the last thing before the login prompt is displayed.
I've tried sending SIGHUP and/or SIGUSR1 to moused, with no effect on the
issue. no '/dev/sysmouse', curses mouse routines still report total failure,
and all the rest.
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