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Still having USB mouse problems
by on Tue 11th Oct 2005 21:00 UTC

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How many people here are having issues getting simple USB mice to work with 6.0? Yeah, I know that bugs are inevitable in beta software, but damn. I pop in a 4.8-R CD, and everything works fine. I pop in a 5.4-R CD, and no USB mouse. Same with 6.0. It sees the mouse (there is a /dev/ums0) but niether X.org nor moused can use it.

Changing the moused_port="/dev/ums0" doesn't work. changing it to anything else I can think of doesn't work either. X.org can't start cause it fails to initialize the corepointer. I've tried sysmouse, busmouse, /dev/ums0 I've tried blowing away /dev/sysmouse and replacing it with a link to /dev/ums0. Changing BIOS settings also does nothing. Putting on the PS/2 adapter and going with the FreeBSD defaults works. *blink*

It's a goddamned USB mouse! The FreeBSD OS used to be able to use it, and Open/NetBSD have *NO* problems with it to this day. Linux has no problems with it. Winodws has no problems with it!

WTF is going on here? What good is a multi-threaded operating system going to be to your everyday user if it has such trouble with really basic hardware?

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I've got several different Logitech USB models, and they all work out of the box with FreeBSD 6.0. Maybe your broken USB mouse has the text "Microsoft" printed on it... ;)

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My microsoft usb mouse works under freebsd 5.4 && 6.0 ;)

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celt Member since:
2005-07-06

WTF are YOU talking about? I've been using 6.x since rock and I have never had an issue with usb mice.

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Lazarus Member since:
2005-08-10

I've had a similar experience with FreeBSD 5.4 and I've got a Logitech USB mouse on my play box (the one I'm using now). It doesn't work under 5.4. USB works on a couple other machines that I've tested it on, and I know that earlier releases of FreeBSD have had no problems with the mouse on this particular machine. *shrug* I couldn't say whats going on.

Shitty hardware? Shitty USB stack? No idea. I'm using a NetBSD live CD on the play box right now, and the mouse works fine.

Welcome to the world of computers. Some things work sometimes ;^)

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"It doesn't work under 5.4. USB works on a couple other machines that I've tested it on, and I know that earlier releases of FreeBSD"

Just recompile the kernel with the USB 2.0 option.
That's all.

Perhaps the default kernel should ship with USB 2.0 enabled?

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