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Date:      Mon, 29 Jun 1998 14:54:01 +0930
From:      Greg Lehey <>
To:        Maggie Pham <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: ps/2 mouse
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000301bda31c$55533490$>; from Maggie Pham on Mon, Jun 29, 1998 at 03:11:12PM +1000
References:  <> <000301bda31c$55533490$>

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On Monday, 29 June 1998 at 15:11:12 +1000, Maggie Pham wrote:

> On Monday, 29 June 1998 14:31, Greg Lehey [] wrote:
>> On Monday, 29 June 1998 at 13:38:19 +1000, Maggie Pham wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I have just installed Linux, (I'm very new with installation).
>>> The machine we have has ps/2 mouse port so I have selected, but it
>>> didn't work when I started X-window.
>> I'd suggest that you contact a Linux group.  Very few of us FreeBSD
>> users have much experience with Linux.
> Sorry, it's FreeBSD

OK.  Make sure your /etc/XF86Config contains the lines:

Section "Pointer"
    Protocol    "PS/2"
    Device      "/dev/psm0"

If you're running a standard kernel, you'll also have to enable the
PS/2 mouse port by booting with the -c option (UserConfig), selecting
'v' for the full-screen configuration editor, and following the
instructions.  They're described in more detail in "The Complete
FreeBSD", second edition

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