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Date:      Fri, 25 May 2001 19:33:55 -0400
From:      "Tom Gottheil" <tom@gottheil.com>
To:        "'Beech Rintoul'" <akbeech@anchoragerescue.org>, "'Goran Runfeldt'" <goranrunfeldt@home.se>, <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   RE: Keyboard and mouse problems
Message-ID:  <000001c0e573$2a8cbc80$0200a8c0@humbaba>
In-Reply-To: <01052514260400.00756@galaxy.anchoragerescue.org>

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> On Friday 25 May 2001 14:09, Goran Runfeldt wrote:
> > I'm having some problems with my mouse in FreeBSD 4.3
> > I have a "Logitech Cordless MouseMan" mouse.
> > When I use moused and configure X to use /dev/sysmouse with 
> protocol 
> > "SysMouse" the mouse behaves very strange. The left button gets 
> > pressed whenever i move the mouse. Here is my config:
> >
> > rc.conf:
> > moused_type="auto" (or "intellimouse", same problem with both) 
> > moused_enable="YES" moused_port="/dev/psm0"
> >
> > XF86Config:
> > Identifier "Mouse0"
> > Driver "mouse"
> > Option "Protocol" "SysMouse"
> > Option "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"
> > Option "Buttons" "5"
> > Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
> >
> > I'm using XFree86-4.0.3_3 compiled with 
> "WITH_MATROX_GXX_DRIVER". My 
> > windowmanager is fvwm-2.3.32.
> >
> > I have tried to get around this but then I stumbled on 
> another "bug". 
> > If I turn off moused and configure X to use /dev/psm0 with protocol 
> > "Auto" the mouse works fine (mostly, see below) in X. 
> However, when I 
> > am in textmode the keyboard sometimes just stops to function. This 
> > happens randomly, and only when in textmode. The console 
> stays in this 
> > frozen mode for a random amount of time, usually from 5 
> seconds to 5 
> > minutes. I can login to the box via the network and do 
> 'vidcontrol -s 
> > 11 < /dev/ttyv0' which will switch me back into X, if I then switch 
> > back to textmode everything works again. I have NOT pressed Scroll 
> > Lock, the text-cursor is still there. When the console gets back to 
> > normal the keypresses that I have made don't show up. This _never_ 
> > happens when I have moused running, and removing "-m" from 
> > allscreens_flags in rc.conf doesn't help either. This happens both 
> > when I am running X in the "background" and when X isn't 
> running. My 
> > keyboard is a "Logitech Cordless Desktop Pro".
> >
> > Another thing, it happens quite often that I get this kernelmessage:
> > ---
> > /kernel: psmintr: out of sync (0000 != 0008).
> > last message repeated 125 times
> > ---
> > It usually happens directly on boot and continues until I 
> reboot, then 
> > I might have the same problem again or the problem might be 
> gone. When 
> > I use the mouse in X while these messages show up, with or without 
> > moused, the mouse gets extremely sensitive and fly around 
> from corner 
> > to corner, clicking buttons randomly, in other words, it gets 
> > unusable. Same thing with moused in console, the 
> mousepointer just fly 
> > around the screen, copying and pasting randomly.
> >
> > Please CC me when replying.
> > Goran Runfeldt
> 
> I had the same problem. If you are using ps/2 switch it over 
> to USB. There is 
> a correct driver in USB for that setup. I was never able to 
> get able to get 
> the mouse working properly in ps/2. Check either GENERIC or 
> LINT if USB isn't 
> in your kernel.
> 
> Beech
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You could also change the mouse to /dev/psm0 and disable moused in
/etc/rc.conf.  That's what worked for me with a similar mosue (same
problem)


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