On Mon, Feb 17, 2003 at 09:44:01PM -0700, techie wrote:
> Dear FreeBSD moderators,
> First, awesome O/S people!  I thank all of you wholeheartedly. The question 
> is "that" little mouse program or daemonlet that allows you 
> to "block",  "cut and paste" from the command line/console TO  X-window <or> 
> Gnome session windows is causing my generic style, p/s 2 mouse not to work 
> properly when I start up X.
> I was flying thru your sysinstall program in the wee hours of the morning 
> loading FreeBSD up, and I don't even remember the "name" of this application 
> or daemonlet that I said "yes" to at a dialogue window.   So, who's the 
> program and where does he live?  I'd like to turn it off. It is starting up 
> in one of your run-levels somewhere.
> **whatever it is, it creates a ghostlike "mouse cursor" to show up even when 
> you are working in command line/console mode.  

You're seeing the effect of moused(8).  It's normal behaviour.  If you
don't want mouse functionality on the console (ie. outside of X
Windows), delete the


line from /etc/rc.conf, tweak the mouse configuration in
/etc/X11/XF86Config and reboot.  Look at the rc.conf(5) man page for
more details.

Generally however, people on this list have reported that the easiest
way of configuring a mouse under X Windows is to enable moused, and
then have something like this in XF86Config:

    Section "InputDevice"
            Identifier  "Mouse0"
            Driver      "mouse"
            Option      "Protocol" "auto"
            Option      "Device" "/dev/mouse"

Optionally there may be various extra flags to moused(8) and
modifications to XF86Config in order to enable rollers and extra
buttons on the mouse.

As far as I know, it's not possible to cut from a console and then
paste into X or vice versa.  Console to console or X to X is what
Oh, (being excessively pedantic here) FreeBSD and the *BSD's in
general don't use the concept of 'runlevels'.  That's a SysV thing
as seen in Solaris, Linux or IRIX for example.
> ** more remotely, I noticed your device probe calling my generic PS 2 mouse 
> a "glidepoint" on the second psm0:line?? it reads as follows:
> psm0: <p/s 2 MOuse> irq 12 on atkbdc0 (thats right)
> psm0: model Glidepoint mouse, device ID 0 (what in tarnation is that??) 

This is the psm mouse driver reporting what capabilities the mouse
has: it seems to think you've got one of those touchpad devices you
often get in portables, rather than a real mouse.  Probably all it
really means is that your mouse has more than the basic two or three
buttons.  If you can see a mouse sprite that tracks around the screen
in response to you moving the mouse and if the various buttons on the
mouse behave reasonably, then don't worry about it.



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