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Date:      Mon, 11 May 1998 10:57:41 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <>
To:        Greg McNichol <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: X Windows & Mouse Problems
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000001bd7cde$9f6e6cc0$>

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On Mon, 11 May 1998, Greg McNichol wrote:

> I am a recent convert to FreeBSD and was impressed by the ease in which you
> could load this OS (very different than even Linux). After getting it up and
> running I was still faced w/ two problems:
> 1) On my COMPAQ DESKPRO 5190 and NEC MultiSync 3Fg monitor I can't get the
> mouse to be recognized. X Windows will only load if I specify /dev/sysmouse
> but, regardless of which protocol I choose the mouse will not work.

If you're using moused, then the protocol for /dev/sysmouse is

> 2) Xwindows loads at the incorrect screen resolution (windows occupy the
> entire screen) w/ SVGA 800x600 settings and Cirrus 5134 chipset specified (I
> had similar problems w/ Linux but not as bad).

You'll have to tune your modelines.  Try xvidtune.

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:    | Residence Networking Assistant    | Computer Science Major

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