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Date:      Sun, 07 Apr 2002 22:27:11 -0400
From:      "J. Seth Henry" <jshamlet@comcast.net>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   FBSD4.5 & Xfree86 4.1
Message-ID:  <000001c1dea4$e40f8630$0201a8c0@guinevere>

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Hello all,

I recently installed FreeBSD 4.5-REL on a Compaq IA-1 internet appliance
with Xfree86 4.1 from the ports list. I went this route because I had a
ready XF86Config file for Xfree86 4.x, and the LCD was having issues
during configuration.

 

Graphically, X 4.x works great. Unfortunately, the mouse doesn't seem to
work right. It is a PS/2 mouse, and it works fine in gpm mode, but the
mouse buttons don't register quite often in X. For example, it might
take several clicks before the WM does anything. I have verified that
this is specific to FreeBSD and Xfree86 4.x (the mouse worked properly
under Xfree86 3.x - but the display didn't). I checked to make sure it
wasn't a WM problem (by loading a program directly through xinit)  I've
also verified that the mouse clicks actually don't register - I have
waited up to 10 minutes with no response.

 

Does anyone know what might be causing this, and how to fix it?

 

The graphics chip is a Trident Cyberblade display controller, and the
mouse is an ordinary MS compatible PS/2 mouse. I can forward the
XF86Config, but I'm not sure how helpful it will be - the mouse section
is pretty standard.

 

On another note, is it possible to extract a working mode line from a
working Xfree86 4.x installation for use in an Xfree86 3.x installation?
The display "works" under 3.x, but it is messed up due to a
misconfiguration. Unfortunately, I don't know how to configure the LCD
using the X configuration tool. All attempts so far have failed. I was
hoping I might be able to extract enough info from the 4.x install to
figure it out.

 

Thanks,

Seth Henry

jshamlet@comcast.net


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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>Hello all,</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>I recently installed FreeBSD 4.5-REL on a Compaq IA-1
internet appliance with Xfree86 4.1 from the ports list. I went this route because
I had a ready XF86Config file for Xfree86 4.x, and the LCD was having issues
during configuration.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>Graphically, X 4.x works great. Unfortunately, the mouse
doesn&#8217;t seem to work right. It is a PS/2 mouse, and it works fine in gpm
mode, but the mouse buttons don&#8217;t register quite often in X. For example,
it might take several clicks before the WM does anything. I have verified that
this is specific to FreeBSD and Xfree86 4.x (the mouse worked properly under
Xfree86 3.x &#8211; but the display didn&#8217;t). I checked to make sure it
wasn&#8217;t a WM problem (by loading a program directly through xinit) &nbsp;I&#8217;ve
also verified that the mouse clicks actually don&#8217;t register &#8211; I have
waited up to 10 minutes with no response.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>Does anyone know what might be causing this, and how to fix
it?</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>The graphics chip is a Trident Cyberblade display
controller, and the mouse is an ordinary MS compatible PS/2 mouse. I can forward
the XF86Config, but I&#8217;m not sure how helpful it will be &#8211; the mouse
section is pretty standard.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>On another note, is it possible to extract a working mode
line from a working Xfree86 4.x installation for use in an Xfree86 3.x installation?
The display &#8220;works&#8221; under 3.x, but it is messed up due to a misconfiguration.
Unfortunately, I don&#8217;t know how to configure the LCD using the X
configuration tool. All attempts so far have failed. I was hoping I might be
able to extract enough info from the 4.x install to figure it out.</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>&nbsp;</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>Thanks,</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>Seth Henry</span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>jshamlet@comcast.net</span></font></p>

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