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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?
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...
My microsoft usb mouse works under freebsd 5.4 && 6.0
WTF are YOU talking about? I've been using 6.x since rock and I have never had an issue with usb mice.
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 ;^)
"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.
Perhaps the default kernel should ship with USB 2.0 enabled?