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Date:      Fri, 15 Sep 1995 21:15:04 +0400
From:      Alexis Yushin <>
To: (Owen Newnan)
Subject:   Re: Quiet Mouse
Message-ID:  <>

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>                        Subject:                               Time:7:51 AM
>   OFFICE MEMO          Quiet Mouse                            Date:9/14/95

> I rebuilt my kernel to pick up PS/2 mouse support, using the psm line out of
> LINT.  X came up with the mouse working and one of the first things I did in
> one of the windows was dump/restore my root fs to my backup root.  I made the
> kernel again to pick up message queues and some other optimizations.  Kernel
> comes up fine, xdm comes up, but mouse is numb.  I back out the root
> filesystem using dd and the backup partition.  Same problem: X comes up but
> with nonfunctional mouse.  Obviously, something changed.  Perhaps X has
> populated some file in my root directory that isn't quite right.  Can anyone
> suggest what the problem might be, or diagnostic procedures I can use to shake
> down the mouse?  BTW, if I try cat </dev/psm0, I always get "device
> temporarily unavailable."

	I have the similar problem. I have no time to look at this
more closely, because my systmes boot rather rare. The symptoms are
the same, but: once I had both of my PS/2 (3 and 2 button) working
good for me at two similar Zenith workstations running FreeBSD 2.0.5
Then something happened and I was unable to use 3 button mouse at both
of the machines, we even thought it (mouse) is broken. But, if I boot
with 2-button mouse connected and then replaces it with the 3-buttoned
one just on fly and restart xdm everything works right. Something
with initialization I guess, but I haven't got to it yet.

	If anybody solved it already, please mail me too.


			Live fast -- die young

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