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Date:      Sun, 7 Apr 2002 21:48:34 +1000 (EST)
From:      Steven Goodwin <>
To:        Beauford <>
Cc:        FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: XF86Config - HELP!!!
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000001c1de0a$d5130fc0$6401a8c0@p1>

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I don't think xf86config (it think that is the utility) has ever set up my
mouse properly under freebsd.  A couple of modifications have always
seemed to get it working for me.  Firstly, I have the option 


in my /etc/rc.conf file which starts the moused daemon upon boot.  This is
not necessary if your mouse is USB and you have the usb daemon start
moused for you.  To do this (if you have a usb mouse), add


in the same rc.conf file instead.  Now, in the /etc/X11/XF86Config modify
the appropriate lines in the InputDevice section to the following

    Option "Protocol"    "auto"
    Option "Device"      "/dev/sysmouse"

And see how you go.

Good Luck,

On Sun, 7 Apr 2002, Beauford wrote:

> This can't be this hard.  I have run XF86Config at least 200 times and
> have tried combination after combination, and I can't even get the damn
> mouse to work (Logitec 3 button serial).
> I have a Celeron 366 with a SB16, SiS 6236 video card, and an older 14
> inch MicroScan SVGA monitor and have put in the proper information when
> asked, so I don't have a clue. The biggest problem though is the mouse.
> Whenever I run startx it crashes with the lovely "no such file or
> directory" error about the mouse - which I don't understand, cause it is
> there.
> Can anyone shed light on what I might be doing wrong, 'cause I just
> don't see it.
> I have also tried setting the mouse up in sysinstall and it won't work
> there either.
> Thanks
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