Skip site navigation (1)Skip section navigation (2)
Date:      Thu, 12 Jul 2007 06:01:34 +0200
From:      Martin Tournoij <>
Subject:   Re: Mouse deamon problems.
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <BAY108-F15AAB7D63CA3C4C51CEB5BEDFC0@phx.gbl>
References:  <BAY108-F15AAB7D63CA3C4C51CEB5BEDFC0@phx.gbl>

Next in thread | Previous in thread | Raw E-Mail | Index | Archive | Help
On Thu 12 Jul 2007 00:07, Desmond Chapman wrote:
> I am installing FreeBSD and it does not recognize the USB ports, the PS/2 port,  or even the mouse types: Intellimouse, Microsoft 
> Mouse, Generic/Auto. How do I go about enabling the mouse daemon? And yes, I have tried the set up. It doesn't work. I have tried 
> Xorgcfg and Xorgconfig. They don't work. Note: the mouse protocols will work for Linux distributions.

You first have to start moused, the default xorg configuration will
usually work after that.

For a PS/2 mouse:
moused -t auto -p /dev/psm0

For a USB mouse:
moused -t auto -p /dev/ums0

You probably want to start moused automatically when FreeBSD boots, add
this line to /etc/rc.conf:

For a PS/2 mouse

For a USB mouse

You may also want to take a look at the moused and/or ums manpages:
man 8 moused
man 4 ums

Want to link to this message? Use this URL: <>