> I just installed FreeBSD (2.2.2, the latest version I could get on CD
> in Germany) for the first time. Now I have a very stupid problem: I
> don't get the mouse going. I have tried about every possible protocol
> combination, but it won't do.
What protocol combination ? In text mode or under X11 ?
You know that you must have running moused first and then you are able
to turn on or off the mouse cursor in text mode using vidcontrol ?
-m on|off Switches the mousepointer on or off. Used together with the
moused daemon for textmode cut & paste functionality.
Did you start moused with proper settings ? You should at least
know, to what mouse type your mouse is compatible ... and what
serial speed it supports. I think default is 1200 baud.
Specify the type of mouse attached to the serial port. Valid
mouse types are:
microsoft Microsoft mouse
mousesystems Mouse systems Corp mouse
mmseries MM Series mouse
logitech Logitech mouse
busmouse A bus mouse
mouseman Logitech MouseMan and TrackMan
ps/2 PS/2 mouse
mmhittab MM HitTablet
moused -t microsoft -p /dev/mouse
vidcontrol -m on
moused also offers a -d (debug) option ... maybe it helps a bit...
Quote:> I suspect that I am using the wrong device name or that something in
> my kernel setup might be wrong.
Since you are connecting the mouse to a serial port, nothing special
is needed. Only if it should be a PS/2 mouse ... But you say this mouse
also runs as serial mouse under OS/2...
Quote:> I don't know if FreeBSD should display a mouse cursor in text mode;
> fact is it doesn't.
only if it is configured to do so ;-)
Quote:> When I start the Xfree server, a mouse cursor is displayed, but I
> can't move it around.
Maybe you choosed the wrong protocol or speed ...
Did you try to analyze the output of your X server ...
Does it recognize the mouse ?
xinit >& x.out
Quote:> The mouse is a Logitech Trackman Marble connected to COM1
> (3f8,irq4,16550). It works fine in OS/2 (Protocol: "Serial") and did
> work fine in Linux as well without much ado. Unfortunately I don't
> remeber how I did it under Linux.
You should read or get a handbook for that mouse or at least
try every mouse type until you find a proper one ..
I usually used /dev/cuaa0 as mouse device ...
/dev/mouse is only a symlink to the mouse device which might
be wrong depending on the selection during FreeBSD installation ...
Quote:> I would be thankful if someone could tell me - which /dev/???? to use
> - which protocol to use - what to change in the kernel configuration
> (if I have to) and how in general the mouse setup should look for my
Well, ok, you have a chance, that maybe a FreeBSD user has exactly
the same mouse ... but with the informations above you ought to be
able, to find a solution sourself.
I suggest trying to get the mouse running under XFree86 first ...
Look into the FreeBSD docu, which mouse types are supported and
try them out. I'd not directly fine tune the serial communication
speed. First keep the default of 1200 Baud.
If you installed the standard VGA16 X11 server, the you should
also be able to configure X11 with the X11 based setup program
xf86config if I remember right ...
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