OK, I'll try with another mouse ps2 style & see if it is any different.
As far as killing the moused, I'd be fine if I knew exactly how to restart it, to see if that will fix the problem without rebooting... I believe it's currently set up as /dev/sysmouse. I have not actually needed to "set it up" as simply starting the mouse demon in /stand/sysinstall makes it work. I have not configured it since. MS Windows sees the mouse pad as a ps2 mouse. Thanks Randall On Thu, 2003-01-09 at 00:06, randall s. ehren wrote: > your mouse may just be bad. windows might be compensating better than > XFree86 can for the jitters. > > you can try kill -9 if kill -1 doensn't work, but that won't fix any > hardware problems. > > -randall > > > Christopher J Phillips wrote: > > Chris suggested killing moused like this: - > > > > furrie@furriebox% ps -ax | grep moused > > 123 ?? Ss 0:00.70 moused -p /dev/psm0 -t auto > > furrie@furriebox% kill -1 123 > > furrie@furriebox% ps -ax | grep moused > > 123 ?? Ss 0:00.70 moused -p /dev/psm0 -t auto > > > > The process is still there & my pointer aim problems continue :-( > > > > Should the pid change? > > > > Having tried it like this & my mouse still not aiming correctly, I'm > > losing hope... Unless you guys can provide any? > > > > --- Previously I wrote --- > > During X sessions, my mouse pointer is fine (usually). Intermittently, > > and without any "obvious" reason, the mouse pointer aim "shifts" > > approximately 1.3cm to the right of where the actual pointer is acting. > > > > I feel like I have to explain further as its "that weird"... > > > > If I wanted to select the ***** section, in the "Test Area:" below, I > > would position my cursor / pointer in front of the first * & then > > click_n_drag to the right, till all the *s were selected. In fact what > > actually happens is that I'd have the @@@@@s selected instead. That's > > how far out of alignment it goes. It makes things a bit difficult using > > windows & dialog boxes, when you have to place the pointer over one > > button, to be able to press another! > > > > Test Area: @@@@@***** > > > > This "weirdness" also happened when I was using Linux Mandrake 8.2, > > (before I discovered what a great idea FreeBSD is ;-) > > Not wanting to sound (too) lame, this didn't ever occur when I used > > Windows 2k Pro or XP Pro. > > I get the same problem when in either GNOME or KDE. > > I had it when I installed FreeBSD 4.7 RELEASE & still have it after > > updating (tracking STABLE), using CVSup. > > > > A reboot is all that will get things back on track for me. I know how > > to kill moused but I am not sure how to restart it within or without X > > from the command line (which I might be able to reach without a mouse, > > right?)... > > I suppose I could exit X, kill moused, restart it, then get back into X, > > but I'd still need to know how to run moused (OK, I'm sounding lame > > now). > > > > Just in case you need it: - > > > > My Hardware: > > Compaq Evo N150 Laptop > > 800MHz Intel Celeron CPU > > Upgraded to 320MB RAM, (when purchased) > > > > Uname -a: > > FreeBSD furriebox.furrie.net 4.7-STABLE FreeBSD 4.7-STABLE #1: Sun Jan > > 5 19:39:40 GMT 2003 > > [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/FURRIEBOX i386 > > > > Can anybody point me in the right direction for maybe a some logs that I > > can peruse to see if anything obvious is afoot? I'm a fan of RTFM but > > could do with a helpful nudge in the right direction... > > > > > > > > intY has scanned this email for all known viruses (www.inty.com) > > > > > > > > To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message > > > > > > -- > - randall s. ehren :// 805.893.5632 > systems administrator :// isber|survey|avss.ucsb.edu > institute for social, behavioral, and economic research > > > intY has scanned this email for all known viruses (www.inty.com) > > intY has scanned this email for all known viruses (www.inty.com) To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message