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Date:      Sat, 28 Mar 1998 14:09:46 -0700 (MST)
From:      Brett Taylor <>
To:        CerealMaN <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Help with Xfree
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000101bd5a15$89a5cf00$7e462599@default>

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On Fri, 27 Mar 1998, CerealMaN wrote:
> Hi, i am having problems with the pointer deivce when i start up FreeBsD
> 2.2.5.... i think i configured it right with a PS/2 mouse... but it says
> it's not configured right, i then tried XF86Setup and tried every mouse i
> could... can some one please help?

If it's a PS/2 mouse you need to set that in the kernel - check your
kernel for the following line:

device          psm0    at isa? port "IO_KBD" conflicts tty irq 12 vector
psmintr  (all on one line)

The generic kernel comes with this line, but with "disable" in it.  If you
still have "disable", remove that word then remake and install your kernel
and reboot.  

Brett - who seems to forget this exact thing on every machine too

Brett Taylor

When you wake up in the morning
With the blues in your fingertips
Get out that ol' guitar and play
It's the only way to scratch that itch

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