operation not permitted on entropy file

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Wed Aug 13 04:51:36 UTC 2014

On Tue, 12 Aug 2014, David Benfell wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 06:44:20PM -0600, Warren Block wrote:
>> On Mon, 11 Aug 2014, David Benfell wrote:
>>> Wouldn't the copy and paste operation require moused? I have an issue
>>> here because I haven't figured out how to get moused to recognize my
>>> USB mouse (which is strange: it does this just fine on my notebook).
>> If you are using vt(4), the mouse pointer does not appear if
>> hw.vga.textmode=1 is set in /boot/loader.conf.
> I am. And I do indeed have this option set. vt was my reason for
> installing STABLE rather than RELEASE.
> But actually, this may be simpler than that. It *finally* occurred to
> me to look in the rc.conf man page for moused options. I now have:
> moused_enable="YES"
> moused_nondefault_enable="YES"
> moused_type="AUTO"
> But I don't currently have a mouse plugged into the system to test it
> with. It looks like the moused_type option requires the mouse to be
> plugged in, whereas supposedly the moused_nondefault_enable option
> allows moused to recognize the mouse when it is plugged in.

For USB mice, it is not necessary to set any options. 
moused_nondefault_enable="YES" is the default.

I'd noticed some strange behavior on a system with that textmode option 
set, and just tracked it down today.

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