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Date:      Sat, 30 Dec 1995 18:46:14 GMT
From:      Michael Ryan <>
To:        FreeBSD Support <>
Subject:   PS/2 mouse and X Windows
Message-ID:  <>

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Hi all,

Happy New Year.

Two questions regarding XFree86.

(a) I'm trying to get a Logitech compatible mouse working
with XFree86.  (It's a Compaq-branded mouse.)  I've
rebuilt the kernel with the following lines in the config file:
device          psm0    at isa? port "IO_KBD" tty irq 12 vector psmintr

The rebuild went fine.  The following exists in /dev:
crw-rw-rw-  1 root  wheel   21,   1 Dec 30 17:25 /dev/psm0

However, it doesn't work.  The output of "dmesg" is as
sc0 at 0x60-0x6f irq 1 on motherboard
psm0 at 0x60-0x63 irq 12 on motherboard

I can't read from the device.  "cat" gives the following
error message:
# cat < /dev/psm0
cat: stdin: Resource temporarily unavailable

When I run "startx", the following message is among
the output generated:
Warning: unable to get status of mouse fd (Invalid argument)

The mouse works fine under DOS/Windows.
Has anybody done this successfully?  What am I missing?

(b) Is Motif available?

Thanks for any help,

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